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Korean Goral Restoration Center
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  • Korean Goral Restoration Center
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  • Dong-myeon Yanggu-gun Gangwon-do 팔랑리 247
  • distance [서울]from 122.1km
Korean gorals ("sanyang" in Korean) have been designated as Natural Monument No. 217 and are a level-2 endangered wildlife species. Resembling goats in appearance, they reside in rugged mountainous areas like the demilitarized zones in Yanggu, Inje, and Hwacheon in Gangwon-do, and the Civilian Control Line and Woraksan Mountain in Chungcheongbuk-do. The Korean Goral Restoration Center was established to protect and propagate the endangered Korean gorals that were driven to the brink of extinction as a result of poaching and destruction of their ecosystem. The natural rock face area in Pallang-ri where the restoration center is located has been designated as a Korean goral sanctuary and features a variety of facilities including a farm, care center, recovery room for rescued gorals, and more.

As Korean gorals reside in the mountainous areas at altitudes above 600 meters, they are one of the most rarely encountered animals, but at the Korean Goral Restoration Center, visitors can see the gorals up close and personal. The center has over 20 gorals, most of which have been brought to the center either due to injury or donated by individuals or groups protecting this endangered species. There is a trail allowing visitors to take a walk around the grounds and see other animals living at the center.