PTWRC is a wildlife centre located roughly 25 miles by road south of the city. The centre was established in 1995 and with an area of over 6,000 acres of protected regenerating forest; this is the largest zoo in Cambodia.
Since 2001, PTWRC is run by the Cambodian Forestry Administration in partnership with an environmental non-profit organization called Wildlife Alliance. Wildlife Alliances animal husbandry specialists, veterinarians, and caretakers assist in the feeding and care of animals and operations.
PTWRC houses over 1,200 rescued animals from 102 species including endangered Asian elephants, tigers, gibbons, Siamese crocodiles and Malayan sun bears, among many others. Many of the species are listed as endangered or vulnerable by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN).