Recreating the African Savannah in the Philippines (2001)


Giraffic Park (2001) – One of ex-dictator President Marcos’ more bizarre legacies is found on Calauit Island – a bizarre free-roaming menagerie of African creatures, from giraffes to waterbuck.

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Dozens of giraffe, zebra, and impala were imported to re-create the African savannah on this tropical island. But without presidential patronage, the park has become something of a white elephant. It is lacking in funds and the locals are none too fond of them either.

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