I have been to Tagaytay a million times already because our house in Lancaster New City is just less than an hour drive from the this popular destination south of Metro Manila. However, it’s just recently that I discovered that there are zoos in Tagaytay, Paradizoo and Zoori! Because my three-year old niece loves animals very much, we decided to visit these zoos on Mother’s Day and Father’s Day 2017, respectively.
Paradizoo is a farm in Mendez, Cavite that serves as a haven for various species of flora and fauna. Farm animals such as cows, carabaos, goats, sheep, pigs, ducks, and chickens, among others, are present in Paradizoo. What my niece enjoyed during our visit was feeding the camels with grasses and stalks. Another attraction that made her excited was the butterfly garden.
|At the Paradizoo Entrance Marker|
|Alpha feeds the camel|
What makes Paradizoo a natural paradise is the different kinds of gardens, such as vegetable gardens, orchidarium, and eclectic gardens, among others. We also saw the best practices in farming being implemented in Paradizoo.
|Garden in Paradizoo|
Paradizoo also offers amenities for events as it has a wedding pavilion, a restaurant, and room accommodations (although, I do not prefer to sleep there because the roosters would have to cut your sleep short!)
The entrance fees in Paradizoo are Php 249 (adult) and Php 190 (kids 3ft. to 4 ft.).
Located along Nasugbu-Tagaytay Highway, Zoori (Zoo at Residence Inn), boasts not only of the variety of animals it houses (mammals, birds, fish, reptiles, and arachnids, to name a few), but also of the other attractions inside.
|At the Zoori Entrance Marker|
Zoori presents a room full of aquarium with different kinds of fishes, reptiles, and arachnids, as if you are in a miniature version of Manila Ocean Park.
|Arachnids and exotic animals|
It also has cages where birds are kept. Some of the birds were displayed out of the cages for photo-op. My niece was able to take picture with her favorite bird, the owl (which she calls “owlie”).
|Alpha and Owlie|
But what thrilled her was seeing tigers and lions and hearing them roar!
|Tiger in Zoori|
Among Zoori’s other attractions are the cable car and zip line, restaurants, and playground. There are souvenir shops and a restaurant inside. On scheduled slots, a show featuring an animal is being held. During our visit, we watched a black potbelly big creating an artwork!
|Plants for sale|
|Pot belly big show|
The entrance fees in Zoori are Php 249 (adult) and Php 190 (kids 3ft. to 4 ft.).
Tagaytay City’s landscape changes by the minute. Truly, there are more to explore.