Tuesday, November 7, 2006

Sabik sa Zoobic

An out of town TV segment shoot last Sunday enabled us to do a side trip to Zoobic in Subic. It was an idea already gestating in my mind for like two months but never got to act upon. then all of a sudden, it just landed on my lap.

The Tiger Safari concept is interesting though the theme park were obviously very much affected by typhoon Milenyo.A  lot of the attractions were absent or in shambles.

I digress but my curious mind just wants to know what is the matter with some folks that make them feel like they can feed the tigers any junk they can throw them?A  lola on our jeep actually had half-the-wit to suggest that in the Tiger Safari area. Another lola tried poking the bear cage to the chagrin of the tour guide. Tsk, tsk, I thought the kids had a monopoly on such acts of foolishness. If we don't watch it, we can have a mishap straight from the tv series "Exposed - When animals attack" right in our hands. 


Anyway, Zoobic is located right in the SBMA, near Ocean Adventure. touted as the only Tiger Safari in the Philippines, entrance fee is P395 (adults) & P295 (children). the fee covers a walking tour of the petting zoo, serpentarium, honey bee farm, rodent world, egg-ziting story, and animal bones museum plus a jeep/private vehicle tour of the close encounter, tiger safari and savannah. use of the Subic train is P50. theme park is open Mon-Sun from 8am-4pm. For more info, visit www.zoobic.com.ph

10 comments:

Ymir said...

baka nagse-second childhood na si lola.

oggie said...

malamang bro ymir. hahaha, pag di nagingat si lola, lagot siya kay lolo, hahaha.

Sidney said...

Well, one day you will be able to report that a "lola" was eaten up by a bear and another one ended up in the crocodile pond! ;-)

Is it the truth that you can buy chickens alive and feed them to the tigers while you drive in a jeep?
I read this in another blog some time ago.

Nice pics.

Leah said...

zoobic, what an apt name , an interesting place to visit for sure.

btw, great pictures captured for your Camiguin series....

oggie said...

hi sid! it's true you can feed the tigers from the safety of the bar-reinforced jeep but they're dressed chickens :-D

hi leah! yeah, it's a catchy name. regarding camiguin, it's nearly impossible to take a bad picture of the place :-) it's fast becoming my favorite place away from home.

Ferdz said...

Natutuwa talaga ako sa tiger jeep design na yan. hehehe

Nice shots as usual. And I love that sunset shot dun sa sunken cemetary. Ang galing. Kelan kaya ako makakapunta dun sa Camiguin?

oggie said...

ei ferdz! ikaw pa! dami mo nang napuntahan. am still limited to the confines of the philippines but no regrets naman. one day, punta ka rin dito. it's not as expensive as some people think it is :-)

M I C H E L L E said...

I haven't gone to subic yet, its a nice place to visit I think.. Nice shots Ogie, hope makapunta din ako sa Camiguin (sarap titigan ng photo) :)

cruise said...

nag enjoy din ako dyan sa zoobic kaso parang ang bilis lang, kasi guided tour. di tulad sa manila zoo you can roam about as long as you want :)

samahan mo kami ni ferdz sa maninla zoo ha...

oggie said...

bro cruise, i agree with you. the pace is dictated by the tour kaya it somehow loses its appeal. yun nga lang, with the way some people treat animals, kelangan talaga bantayan - yung mga tao.

michelle, i surely hope you can visit camiguin. it's one of my favorite places, and it's not as expensive as you think :-D

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