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Phu Quoc Island’s Safari Zoo welcomes more species

Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 10:04 GMT+7

After six months of operation, Vinpearl Safari, a wildlife park off the southern province of Kien Giang, has successfully bred more rare species.

The Vinpearl Safari park, covering 500 hectares of the province’s Phu Quoc Island, has added a number of new species to its brood, including antelopes, servals, kangaroos, peacocks, and pheasants.

Early last month, two Bengal tigers gave birth to four pups.

Le Hong Nhat, head of the animal care group at Vinpearl Safari, said that two months after their birth, the baby tigers’ weight had increased to between 5 and 7 kilograms from 0.7 kilograms at delivery.

According to Vietnamese realty conglomerate Vingroup, the safari’s management unit, Vinpearl Safari will eventually house and protect more than 2,000 animals of 140 different species.

The list of animals there includes common waterbucks, striped hyena, royal pythons, chacma baboons, bat-eared foxes, common elands, greater kudus, gemsboks, dromedaries, ring tailed lemurs, Sika deers, greater flamingoes, chimpanzees, pelicans, sloth bears, Indian peafowls, Asian elephants, Bengal tigers and white rhinos, among other rare birds and plants.

Nhiều “công dân” mới 
ở Safari Phú Quốc

A six-month-old baby African gazelle (L) at the Vinpearl Safari off the southern province of Kien Giang. Photo: Tuoi Tre

Nhiều “công dân” mới 
ở Safari Phú Quốc

A kangaroo holding its baby in its pouch. Photo: Tuoi Tre

Nhiều “công dân” mới 
ở Safari Phú Quốc

A five-month-old serval at the Vinpearl Safari off the southern province of Kien Giang. Photo: Tuoi Tre

Nhiều “công dân” mới 
ở Safari Phú Quốc

The baby tigers are very friendly. In this file photo, a tiger plays with a young boy under the supervision of the staff at the Vinpearl Safari. Photo: Tuoi Tre

Nhiều “công dân” mới 
ở Safari Phú Quốc

The black swan at the Vinpearl Safari has recently given birth to the first batch of eggs. The eggs, which were sanitized before being put in the incubator, are expected to hatch after 28 days. Photo: Tuoi Tre

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