Parks & Museums
Comment 1

Cebu Zoo

I’ve been living in Cebu City for around 16 years now, and I have never been to the Cebu Zoo until today. I have heard that the zoo was not kept very well, in fact it was even closed for some time. But it was re-opened and since my nephew is here in the city, I had the excuse to visit the zoo. The zoo is kind of scary. It seems the animals are not happy there. I am no pro-animal rights activist, and I don’t even like animals, but I thought the zoo, that zoo in particular, was a lonely place to be.

the large snake to greet you

 

The zoo was indeed not kept very well. I don’t think they can improve it though with the meager entrance fees they’re charging — P25 for adults and P10 for kids. The staff is not even wearing a uniform and you wouldn’t know who to ask. Some cages had no labels, I don’t know what I was looking at. Although there were no trash visible on the grounds, the foliage were messy. And the monkeys were eating junk food, with the plastic wrappers still inside their cages. We visited the tiger, which was placed far from the other animals and the stairs leading to the tiger were slippery and uneven, very dangerous, but at least those stairs don’t directly lead to the tiger’s mouth.

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the albino snake, also near the entrance

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happy or what?

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bird 1 — sorry, maybe I should have taken down notes

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bird 2 and caretaker

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my nephew

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we thought this bird was beautiful

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parrots

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Philippine deer

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the 60-year old crocodile — the cage is kept dry during daytime so visitors can have pictures with it

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smaller crocodiles

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the crocodile was not moving, it looked like a log (with eyes)

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pink and black combination

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the highlight

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the visitors

While I thought that the place was pitiful, my nephew, I think, never took notice of the surroundings except for the animals he saw because he was very happy, jumping from one animal to another and exclaiming at the end of the tour that he enjoyed it so much especially the tiger and the cockatoo.

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1 Comment

  1. I do not remember visiting Cebu Zoo either Psyche. But oh wow, they actually have a good collection of animals. Too bad they are not kept well.

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