Two Years in the Kingdom- Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center

January 13, 2018

Hello All, and thanks for following me. This weeks blog post is about the Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center. This is a 6000 acre reserve with around 1000 animals from more than 100 species, many of which are categorized as endangered or threatened. The primary function of the facility is to save, rehabilitate, and breed endangered, indigenous wildlife. The park is about 20 K from where I live and as I ride my bike through the reserve I can view elephants, bears, tigers, lions, monkeys, leopards, snakes and more. All these animals were rescued from private zoos and markets. My personal favorite are the elephants and for some reason they were the only pictures that came out. The monkeys are also really good for the entertainment value. One in particular found me fascinating to stare at while hanging upside down. I have no idea why he was so curious about me but we had a stare off and needless to say, the monkey won. The reserve is about 40 K south of Phnom Penh. It’s off of highway 2 which is an easy stop if you are headed to the ocean resorts from Phnom Penh and well worth the time.

Disclaimer: The content of this website is mine alone and does not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Government, the Peace Corps, or the Cambodian Government.


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