Saturday, July 1, 2017

A Trip to The Zoos in Tagaytay: Paradizoo and Zoori


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

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.

Paradizoo Zoo in Tagaytay
At the Paradizoo Entrance Marker


Paradizoo Zoo in Tagaytay
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.

Paradizoo Zoo in Tagaytay
Garden in Paradizoo

Paradizoo Zoo in Tagaytay
Butterfly haven

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!)

Paradizoo Zoo in Tagaytay
Paradizoo Cafe

The entrance fees in Paradizoo are Php 249 (adult) and Php 190 (kids 3ft. to 4 ft.).

ZOORI

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.
Zoori Zoo in Tagaytay
At the Zoori Entrance Marker

Zoori Zoo in Tagaytay
Horses


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.

Zoori Zoo in Tagaytay
Snakes 



Zoori Zoo in Tagaytay
Fishes

Zoori Zoo in Tagaytay
Arachnids and exotic animals

Zoori Zoo in Tagaytay
Cockroaches!


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”).

Zoori Zoo in Tagaytay
Alpha and Owlie

But what thrilled her was seeing tigers and lions and hearing them roar!

Zoori Zoo in Tagaytay
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!

Zoori Zoo in Tagaytay
Plants for sale


Zoori Zoo in Tagaytay
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.

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