After two years of construction, Safari World, one of the biggest zoos in the kingdom, will opened its doors to visitors next month in Phnom Penh’s Chroy Changvar district.
With a capital investment of $9 million, the park will exhibit around 800 animals, including bears, ostriches, kangaroos, giraffes, tigers, dolphins and deer.
According to the zoo’s website, there will be shows featuring crocodiles, orangutans, tigers and different types of birds.
Ly Yong Phat, president of LYP Group and owner of the park, told state-run media outlet AKP that the zoo will be the largest of its kind in Cambodia, and explained that it was previously located in Koh Kong province.
“We moved from Koh Kong to Phnom Penh to take advantage of the large number of visitors to the capital,” he said.
“Opening the largest zoo in Phnom Penh is also part of creating a resort to attract both national and international tourists.”
Besides the zoo, LYP Group has also invested $30 million to build Angkor Water Park in Phnom Penh.