This morning I had the chance to visit Wildlife, as part of a mini educational field trip of my cousin, Gabby. I was more psyched to see what animals are housed there, and yet kinda worried on their state. After all, these animals rightly belong to the wild and not on housed cages, but on the upside, there is a lot of workforce striving to take care of them, continue their species through breeding, and check their health every now and then to make sure they have no illness or diseases.
I was sad to see that there was just one small cage allotted for turtles, and not a whole lagoon or pond. The water is dirty, there’s not enough sunlight that can filter through the cage for optimum basking, and the poop of the birds that were housed in the same cage was not quickly removed. Some Malayan Box Turtles were lounging on the water, some Red-eared Sliders were walking from their basking place to a flat area near the cage.
There were many species of birds, from eagles to parrots to owls. There were two tigers but the cage is too far away. We saw a Burmese Python and a Yellow Snake. We also saw some porcupines, a bearcat, some baboons, and a medium – sized alligator.
Reminded me of Rio
We were not able to roam around the whole park, but the admission ticket was for the whole day.
Hopefully I will be armed and ready the next time I go there.
-Try to get there early, around 9:00 am. You will have the chance to see the feeding of some animals. Don’t give any food to animals though.
-Bring your own food, utensils, and water if you plan to stay there for a day.
-There are cottages and parking areas, but with a minimum fee. Entrance fees are: Php 5.00 for kids, Php 8.00 for adults.
-Wear comfortable clothes and sneakers/rubber shoes. Some areas are slippery.
Here are more pictures:
Another one of those colorful birds
My cousin Gabby with a shot of the lagoon
MBTs and RESs