Ambassadors among 300,000 visitors of Wildlife Park
Foreign ambassadors were among the over 300,000 people who visited the Wildlife Park in Lok Kawi since its opening in February last year, making it a well- known tourist attraction. Sabah Wildlife Department Deputy Director Agustine Tunga, who disclosed this at the Open House of the Park yesterday, said a minimum of 16,000 people visited the place a month. However, he said the Park had no intention of competing with other tourist destinations in the State, but would act as a complement to them. “Every effort has been implemented here to make it more attractive and enjoyable for the visitors or tourists, among them, the establishment of an ampitheatre with overseas assistance,” said Agustine. According to him, several new species of animals have been included at the Park. Among them are the zebras which were brought here through an exchange program. In future, the Park plans to bring the Flamingo birds from Japan and build better facilities for the tigers. J Currently, there are 37 species of mammals and 72 birds in the Park. Agustine also informed that 150 primary and secondary school students had used the Park to organise co-curriculum activities.