Palawan’s Calauit Safari Park to continue operations amid rehabilitation efforts
The Palawan provincial government assured that the Calauit Safari Park will continue operations amid the ongoing rehabilitation efforts for its facilities.
Dr. Myrna O. Lacanilao from Provincial Economic Enterprise Development Office said that they will not close the park which draws tourists every year.
“Hindi natin isasara,” said Dr. Lacanilao.
“Napakalaki ng area. Hindi natin guguluhin ang mga hayop. … Kasi ang construction ay nasa isang side and then all these animals are on the other side.”
She said that the information building and administration building of Calauit Safari Park will be rehabilitated.
“Plano ring maglagay ng karagdagang palikuran, bahay para sa mga giraffe at zebra at bubong para naman sa ospital ng mga hayop,” the province said.
The rehabilitation efforts cost P6.2 million.
“Ang point ko dito, kaya tayo nag-increase ay una, napakatagal na ng presyo na ‘yun at pangalawa mayroon tayong rehabilitation na gagawin sa Calauit,” said Dr. Lacanilao.
The entrance fee was raised to P300 from P200.
Dr. Lacanilao also said that the increased rates also helped them to get more funds for the subsistence of the animals.
“In the past, P400,000 lang [ang budget] para sa pagkain ng lahat ng hayop doon the whole year tapos ang medicines nandoon na din,” said Dr. Lacanilao.
“So marami tayong kailangang ayusin and saan natin kukunin ito kung we live on the old rate.”