Calauit Island Safari Park and Wildlife Sanctuary is a game reserve and wildlife sanctuary located in Calauit Island, a 3,700 hectare island in the Calamian Islands chain that lies off the coast of Palawan in the MIMAROPA region of the Philippines. It is known for its wildlife sanctuary with a substantial population of African animals, including giraffes, zebras, and antelopes, as well as local fa ...
una that all roam freely in a game reserve created in the 1970s.
Endangered local species are also protected in the sanctuary. As of 2005, these included 1,200 Calamian deer, 22 mousedeer, 4 Palawan bearcats, 5 crocodiles, and 2 wild pigs. The sanctuary has also been home to Palawan peacock pheasants, porcupines, sea eagles, wildcats, scaly anteaters, and pythons. There have also been programs to rejuvenate and protect the island's marine resources, forests, and mangroves. In the island's waters live dugongs, sea turtles, and giant clams. Calauit's coral reefs, once badly damaged by invasive fishing practices, have recovered and are now rich breeding grounds for fish and crustaceans.
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What if you only had three days and two nights to get away and take a break?
Well, booking a flight to Busuanga and experiencing Coron, Palawan is totally worth it and within schedule. After my last Coron trip in August, I didnt think another one during the off-peak season was in my horizon. With a little help from Skyjet Airlines, after a short 30-minute flight on the 90-seater BAE-146 aircraft, I found myself in island paradise again.
For a frequent flier, I am deathly afraid of turbo propeller aircrafts. Thankfully, Skyjet Airlines has the fastest jet service to Busuanga with the larg ...
DIYIf there's one beach paradise in the Philippines, I will not get tired of coming back over and over again - it is Coron in Palawan. I went there for a press trip two years ago but did not have much time to blog about it. That's why I am so thankful for Donna Luague who agreed to share her DIY travel guide to Coron for 5 days and 4 nights.
For three days last month, I, as well as some members of the blogging community, were treated to a gustatory and visual overload courtesy of Sophias Garden Resort in Coron, Palawan. We were brought directly to Coron via a 40-minute flight from Manila to Busuanga Airport via SkyJet Airlines, riding in style and roomy comfort on SkyJets 80-seater, four-engine British Aerospace 146-100 jet. From the airport, it is a 17-kilometer/45-minute drive to the resort.
Our visual overload started in this cozy, family-friendly Spanish-style boutique hotel, set in a 5,000-square-meter lot. As its name wo ...
Calauit Safari Park, formerly known as Calauit Game Preserve and Wildlife Sanctuary, is a 3,700-hectare land that is known for the thriving population of giraffes and zebras. Established on August 21, 1976, this park was an initiative of President Ferdinand Marcos during his regime when he brought the African wildlife from Kenya all the way to the lone island of Calauit in Busuanga.
AKA the best day ever because I fed the giraffes.
"A slice of Africa in Busuanga."
That is how Orlando Cruz, 62, one of the guides in the Calauit Game Preserve and Wildlife Sanctuary, described to me this place located at the northwest tip of Busuanga, with a total land area of 3,760 hectares.
It is here where several African animals, particularly giraffes and zebras, had long colonized. The giraffes and zebras I saw over the weekend in Calauit are not caged, just like in the zoos, because they are living in the wild that has features closely resembling where their ancestors originally belonged.
Orlando, who had worked in the sanctua ...