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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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 ...
Calauit Safari Park 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. Wikipedia.
The chilly water was a welcome respite from the heat, coming up to our hips as we disembarked from our boat to the turquoise sea below.
We were on Taraw Beach, our first stop after arriving in Coron. The tour has barely started and we were already drenched.
Taraw Beach boasts of white sands and clear waters on the edges of a towering piece of rock you have to crane your neck to see. It was a short stop, a very relaxing place for lunch. Short of sleeping, it was the quietest hour Id spend in our four days at the Calamian Group of Islands.
I was with fellow media members, bloggers, and ...