We made a long over due visit to the Negros Forests and Ecological Foundation Biodiversity Conservation Center! This Zoo is surprisingly world class and way better than most of the Zoos in the Philippines, Manila Zoo included!
Located Right beside the Capitol Lagoon behind the Negros Museum, this zoo is like a jungle in the middle of the city!
When we walked into the Zoo, we heard bleating sounds and assumed that they kept livestock or goats. We looked around and there was a concrete path leading into the depths of the trees. After paying 20 pesos in the main office, we headed off to see the animals!
Apparently late afternoon is a good idea to see the animals because the animals are becoming active and come out of their enclosures. We saw some endangered animals such as the bleeding heart dove and the visayan cockatoo and eagles. Sadly these were difficult to photograph as they were on the far side of the cages and didn’t photograph well.
We did get some awesome video and photos of the main attractions of the zoo!
We turned a corner and we saw in a cage what appeared to be a brown sack. The brown sack unrolled and crawled across the cage bars looking at me! It was a very curious and friendly flying fox!
This huge bat crawled across the bars and hung there looking at me with a curious look in his eyes. Yep.. he’s a male alright.
We paid a visit to the visayan warty pigs! They were so tame and kind of cute in a way. A leaf fell into the pen and a pig immediately smelled it and went to eat it. Impressive nose!
We also got a picture of the Visayan spotted deer!
Now we’ve got a hot tip for those who are really interested in gardening or planting trees. Negros Forests and Ecological Foundation Biodiversity Conservation Center is selling fruit tree seedlings at ROCK BOTTOM prices (10 PESOS for each seedling!)
You can get durian, santol, talisayon, duhat, acacia, narra, mahogany seedlings and other plants for only 10 pesos! The most expensive plant on sale is priced at 50 pesos! Wow! They’re practically giving these seedlings away at that price!
This Zoo is sponsored by a lot of donors from other countries but they still need donations to keep the Zoo going and to feed the animals! Drop by the Zoo and donate!