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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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 ...
A few, or maybe some, people doesn't know that the Philippines has its very own Safari Park. We have zoos parks and some wildlife centers but nothing like a true blown Safari that countries like Botswana and South Africa has. The Calauit Safari Park is a game reserve and wildlife sanctuary in the Calauit Island of Palawan. It is one of Coron's attractions that are made available to locals and tourists. The Calauit Safari Tour Itinerary includes a visit to the reserve and some of Busuanga Bay's amazing islands.
Once is never enough.
Heck, when it comes to Coron, four times still won't cut it. This little tourist town in Palawan one of the first destinations we set foot in as travel bloggers, but even after three more visits, we still can't get enough of it. Its jagged corners are bursting with natural beauty and cultural significance: from the lakes and lagoons of Coron Island, to neighboring beaches, to shipwreck dive sites and coral gardens, to saltwater hot springs, to postcard-worthy views from its mountaintops. Heck, they even have an African Safari nearby.
Yet, every time we return, we al ...