01 May '11, 10am

'Tiger Valley' to open at end of year. An 'open-zoo' where the tigers roam freely and can be watched from viewing towers

'Tiger Valley' to open at end of year. An 'open-zoo' where the tigers roam freely and can be watched from viewing towers

KUANTAN - Nature lovers can watch tigers roaming in their natural habitat when the Pahang government opens its Tiger Valley' at the Klau Forest Reserve in Temerloh at the end of the year. State Tourism, Arts and Heritage Committee chairman Datuk Shafiq Fauzan Sharif said the project would be an open-zoo concept using facilities that were already available "with some new twists for added value." The state government received RM3.2mil from the Tourism Ministry to roll out the project under the 10th Malaysia Plan. "Although it is based on an open-zoo concept, there is still a need for it to be fenced. "But it will be huge enough for the wild animals to roam freely. It will be back to nature for the animals as that is where they are supposed to be, not living in a cages,'' Shafiq told The Star yesterday. He added that the "Tiger Valley" would have facilities for visitors to wa...

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