Tusk force welcomes visitors at new Cambodian zoo

Phnom Penh Safari, the first major zoo in Cambodia's capital, opened to visitors yesterday. 		Prime Minister Hun Sen took a brief break from preparations for next month's elections to attend the inauguration ceremony of the US$9 million (S$12.2 milli
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Phnom Penh Safari, the first major zoo in Cambodia's capital, opened to visitors yesterday.

Prime Minister Hun Sen took a brief break from preparations for next month's elections to attend the inauguration ceremony of the US$9 million (S$12.2 million) zoo that will house 89 types of animals, including bears, ostriches, kangaroos, giraffes, tigers and deer.

The zoo is run by a company owned by tycoon Ly Yong Phat, a senator from the ruling Cambodian People's Party.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on June 24, 2018, with the headline 'Tusk force welcomes visitors at new Cambodian zoo'. Print Edition | Subscribe