We made a long overdue visit to the Negros Forests and Ecological Foundation Biodiversity Conservation Center! This rescue and conservation center is located right beside the Capitol Lagoon on the South road. They are open Mondays to Sundays from 8am to 5pm. They are not a Zoo, more of a wildlife rescue and breeding center.
When we walked into the Zoo, we heard bleating sounds and assumed that they kept livestock or goats. These sounds were actually the different bird calls. After paying 100 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 weather is cooler so 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.
We did get some awesome video and photos of the main attractions of the zoo!
We saw the rare, critically endangered bleeding heart dove! They are so beautiful! We’ve only read about them in textbooks and seen them in pictures. Seeing the real birds up close, we’ve realized how beautiful they are.
We turned a corner and what appeared to be a brown sack in a cage. The brown sack unrolled and crawled across the cage bars looking at us! It was a very curious and friendly flying fox!
This huge bat crawled across the bars and hung there looking at us 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! They were at first suspicious of us but soon they got used to us and even sniffed our hands.
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 (10-50 PESOS for each seedling!)
You can get durian, santol, talisayon, duhat, acacia, narra, mahogany seedlings and other plants. You can grow these plants that are naturally in our environment
The rescue center is sponsored by a lot of donors from other countries but they still need donations to keep the center going and to feed the animals! Drop by the center and donate! Even going to see the animals helps the conservation efforts.