Last June 18 – 19, 2010 my family went to Subic, Zambales to be able witness and experience their very famous Zoobic Safari and Ocean adventure.
Zoo activities range from close encounter with animals, watching Aeta’s thanks giving dance showing some of their skills in hunting and animal presentation.
Serpentarium was also present as well as Croco-loco where lots of crocodiles are just few feet apart from our shoes. Ostrich and pot bellied pig are just roaming around the Savannah. There was also an animal museum where skeleton remains were preserved.
We spent almost half of the day to take part in the Zoo activities. We had some unforgettable moments like feeding the baby tiger. My wife fed the bearcat with banana. I together with my son fed the birds at the palm of our hands. Feed the goat and one hump camel. We also experienced the feel of being inside a cage with tigers outside few inches apart from us.
The whole experience was a combined fun, exciting, suspense and breathtaking. I never thought in my lifetime that I’m going to milk fed a two year old tiger which was much bigger than the whole family combined. During that time I’m holding my breath and pretend to smile even though deep inside I’m very nervous.
During our trip the entrance rates are:
Adult = P449
Children 4 feet below =P349
Souvenir picture = P295 each (this is very expensive)
Feeding the bearcat = 10 pesos each
Feeding the Birds = 10 pesos per cup of feeds
Feeding the Goat/sheep = P25
Dressed chicken for the tiger = P200
Safari Train ride = P50 per pax