(Chimelong Xiangjiang Safari Park Guangzhou, China)
A great animal theme park & resort
is a must-see destination.
In 2005, it was awarded as a national AAAA scenic spot.
It’s home to some 130 rare white tigers.
White Tigers do not exist in the wild, they are purposefully inbred in captivity to meet the demand of the paying public. The kind of severe inbreeding that is required to produce the mutation of a white coat also causes a number of other defects in these big cats. The same gene that causes the white coat causes the optic nerve to be wired to the wrong side of the brain, thus all white tigers are cross eyed, even if their eyes look normal. They also often suffer from club feet, cleft palates, spinal deformities and defective organs.
YouTube video below:
Located in the biggest city Guangzhou in south China, Chime-Long Xiangjiang Safari Park is the biggest animal theme park in Asia, covering an area of 130 hectares. Chime-Long Xiangjiang Safari Park combines science research, tour and science education, aiming at “protecting wildlife and natural resources”. Since it opened to the public in 1997, the park has already received over 10,000,000 tourists.
Chime-Long Xiangjiang Safari Park is also known as the heaven of animals, as there are 460 species, among them there are many international endangered animals. For example, there are more than 130 white tigers born in Chime-Long Xiangjiang Safari Park, which covered over 50% of the whole amount of this species on earth. Besides the white tigers, there are white lions, white kangaroos, red-headed Cranes, Flamingos, Pygmy Hippos, polar bears and so on.
The park is the best place for tourists who are keen to be close to nature & animals. Inside the park, visitors could get as close as they can to the animals, feed the animals by their own hands, as well as take photos with the animals.
Slideshow of more white tigers:
It is a great family holiday destination.
And white tigers are such a great attraction.
There are also a good many white tigers to captivate you in the confinement round the resort hotel restaurants.