Cambodian ElephantAs Cambodia has continued to develop, much of its unique natural habitat has been lost. However, thanks to a group of dedicated conservationists and the Cambodian Government, the Cambodia Wildlife Sanctuary has now ensured that a key portion of the remaining environment will remain and preserve the remarkable wildlife that calls it “home.”

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About the Wildlife

Asian Elephants

A small population of Asian elephants exists in Cambodia.
The need to protect them and their habitat is a critical component
of our project.

It is expected Cambodia Wildlife Sanctuary Veterinarians will be called upon to treat victims of poaching, land mines and loss of habitat. Most of these animals can be trans-located to the Conservation Area, but older, injured or abused animals will require care and will live out the remainder of their lives at the observation, monitored portion of the sanctuary.

The elephant habitat will also require and utilize a large portion of the Observation Area due to their need to range over large areas. The elephant area will include streams, ponds and waterfalls for bathing. Public viewing areas will be located, if possible, near these popular spots. Natural forest and native vegetation will be a major part of their habitat with large barns for night quarters and housing for sick or older individuals.

Tigers, Bears, Leopards, Fishing Cats, & Other Native Carnivores

The tiger habitat will be designed to provide a natural setting for the tiger inhabitants.

Since tigers love to swim and climb, public viewing areas will be located near pools and elevated climbing platforms. Natural forest and vegetation will be utilized for shelter and shade. All enclosures will be constructed around existing natural habitat with barriers protecting the public from the animals.

Fishing cats and other smaller carnivores will be displayed in spacious enclosures allowing viewers to observe their interesting behaviors in a natural setting.


Muntjac deer and other hoofed animals are also frequently victims of poaching. Herds of these animals will be maintained in larger areas.


Sun bears are often confiscated from illegal poachers and animal dealers. The smallest of the bear species, they love to climb and burrow. They are popular attractions at major zoos in the United States and Europe and are declining rapidly in the wild. After treatment, bears that cannot be returned to the wild will live in spacious natural areas in the Observation Area.

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