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Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Centre

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The Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre’s primary function is to save, rehabilitate and breed endangered, indigenous wildlife and it does this in some 6,000 acres of secondary scrub (also under rehabilitation), 40 kilometres south of Phnom Penh.

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All animals here were rescued from private zoos, markets, hunters and trappers and so on, although with the abundant food and security found here, a large number of wild animals such as macaques and certain stork species have also moved into the area. Additionally as dubious private zoos have closed down Phnom Tamao has inherited several non-indigenous species, such as African lions. While it is described in some literature as a ‘zoo’ that’s simply because they need to encourage locals’ to ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 1,000 words.)


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