Bengal tigers, rare animals at Vietnam’s first semi-wildlife park
  • | vietnamnet | February 09, 2016 03:02 PM

Eighteen Bengal tigers and a large number of rare animals can walk freely in Phu Quoc Safari on Vietnam’s largest island, Phu Quoc, in Kien Giang Province, while visitors ride in specialized buses to see wild animals running outside.


Vinpearl Safari Phu Quoc – the only one semi-wildlife zoo in Vietnam – has up to 18 Bengal tigers, which are named on the world's Red List,with 26-year life expectancy only.

According to zoo staff, Bengal tigers seem to fit with the weather conditions on Phu Quoc Island. The zoo is planning to multiply this species. South African Kudu antelopes are also present at the zoo. This species has become rare in the world due to hunting and deforestation.

The park also has many rare species of animals in the world’s Red Book like African rhinoceros, Arab antelopes, black and white lemurs.

It also has many species of lions, especially white lions that only appear in Africa. This species is rare because only lions with recessive genes have that color. White lions have no advantage when hunting because the color can disclose themselves.

In the semi-wild area, visitors are transported by specialized vehicles, with closed doors and windows to see animals moving freely around. Most visitors said it was strange sitting in a bus to watch wild animals outside.

A herd of antelopes imported from Africa.

The park has a large bird park, where visitors can feed birds. The birds are quite accustomed to humans.

Dozens of giraffes from Africa have gradually integrated into the new living conditions in Phu Quoc.

The lemurs imported from Madagascar. This species is named in the world’s Red Book, with a life cycle of about 20 years.

African zebras.

The park has hired many foreign experts to take care of the wild animals.

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