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Phu Quoc Is Getting a Safari Just in Time for Christmas

Ahead of its December 24 opening, Vinpearl Safari Phu Quoc is transporting over 200 animals from different continents to its facility, whose first phase is expected to cover 380 hectares on the island.

According to VietnamNet, Vinpearl's ambitious project is entering its initial phase on Long Beach, receiving several shipments of rare and exotic animals to populate the park. The island's safari will be the first of its kind in Vietnam, housing thousands of both local and foreign creatures as well as plants in an open space.

The first phase of the project will consist of two main areas, an Open Zoo housing 100 different species in standard cages and a Safari Park with cage-free space for 40 species. Buses will be available for visitors in the latter section.

Vinpearl recently received 200 animals from America, Europe and Africa for its opening. Among the non-native species are Vietnam’s 12 largest giraffes, whose numbers are expected to expand to around 60 creatures in future.

Ultimately, Vinpearl intends to grow the safari to include over 2,000 animals from 400 different species around the world. Five additional wildlife shipments are expected between now and the opening date to help get the safari started.

The projected fee for the safari will be between VND400,000 and VND500,000.

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