Phnom Tamao Zoological Park was established in 1995 with a total area 2,285 ha of protected regenerating forest, this is the largest Zoo in Cambodia. Phnom Tamao Zoo is a place for wildlife and forest conservation, approximately 120 wildlife species were rescued (mammal, birds, and reptile) and about 59 trees species including rare and endangered species.
Phnom Tamao zoo is an area for protecting wild plant and animal species and their habitat. Forest and wildlife play an important role in balancing the ecosystem and provides stability to different natural processes of natural like rainfall, changing temperature and fertility of the soil. Phnom Tamao zoo’s goal is to ensure that nature will be around for future generations to enjoy and also recognize the importance of forest and wildlife for humans and other species alike.