Thursday, April 17, 2008

Zoobic Safari - Tiger Encounters

Zoobic Safari is the only tiger safari in the Philippines. If you want a close encounter with these ferocious felines, then this is the place to go. Located in Subic, Olongapo City, the safari houses more than two dozens of domesticated tigers.

While tigers are it's main attraction, the zoo also houses several animals. There is a section for animals that can be petted such as rodents, pigs, goats, albino carabaos and even a bear.

There is also a section there for Serpents featuring snakes and other reptiles.


The crocodile pit houses about three hundred Philippine Crocodiles known locally as "Buwaya". If you want these crocs to move, you can feed them chicken parts for Fifty pesos.

There is this little challenge at the zoo known as Hip Hop Bayawak where courageous guests could hop on cemented logs right in a pond full of monitor lizards. These lizards are quick and they even bite so it is quite a challenge to the participants.
There is also the Savannah known as the gaming part of the place. You will find a lot of ostriches, fowls, wild boars and potbellied pigs. You are not allowed to touch the animals thou or get-out from your vehicles. This part of the zoo is still undergoing development and the tour guide mentioned that management of the zoo is still in the process of importing animals to fill the place.

There is also an Aeta Trail in the place where native Ita put on a brief native dance show. After their performance, guests are free to take their pictures or get their pictures taken with them.

Subic was once a US military base. Sadly, the place almost became inactive when the Americans left them, but places and themes like these could certainly get Subic back at its feet.

40 comments:

  1. What a great site. No wonder, coz it is maintained by a great person. Wish I could be like you soon. I am currently an incoming third year law student. Wish I could survive further...

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  2. cute ng tiger!

    take care kuya lawstude!=]

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  3. The animals are still scary, even though they are in cages.

    Very nice adventure again, Norman. :)

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  4. we just passed by the zoobic safari sign when we were in subic. hehe. i'm so happy for you, though! that lion looks beautiful!!!

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  6. okay ang mga models mo, a. ang mga tao i mean, he he.

    Subic? wow! the last time i was there was 1998! Sama nga ako minsan sa mga lakad no, nyero.

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  7. @ ryan - wow. thanks for the comments. hope i am worth it. two years to go and another one for the review, goodluck to you.

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  8. @ cedeux - cute but really scary. domesticated pa yan kaya medyo tame.

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  9. @ rhodora - actually, on the first pic, we are on the cage and the tigers are on the wild. we are on a jeepney protected by fiberglass and steel. nice to hear from you again.

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  10. @ quintarantino - yeah, three hundred of them. the guide said that if you fall on them, you're lucky if you will come-up alive. scary.

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  11. @ acey - you should check it out sometime.

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  12. @ r-yo - sure panyero. saan mo ba gusto pumunta? set natin.

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  13. Those tigers look fierce...looks like a good place to have a closer look at some dangerous animals.

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  14. Another fun trip. Wish I cud go there too. The tiger in the first pic is scary.

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  15. Thank you for this wonderful tour to this amazing zoo. excellent set too

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  16. never visited zoobic yet. but i saw it on television and now in your blog. seems like i need to see this place soon.

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  17. Looks like a fun place. Thanks for sharing.

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  18. "Buwaya"; it's similar to the way of how we pronounce crocodile in our national language (Bahasa Malaysia) pero w/a different spelling. Here it's spelled like this --- "buaya".

    (:

    Interesting zoo. I'd love to visit it someday but the hip hop challenge is a little scary. I dislike reptiles ... Hehe.

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  19. nice. wasn't able to visit that when i went there besides ocean ad...lousy kasi service ng white rock resort na-delay alis ko...next time na lang

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  20. i would like to face the Hiphop bayawak challenge sana but when you said that they "can bite", i changed my mind. =)

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  21. @ sidney - you bet, the caretakers said that the place is 99% safe.

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  22. @ vinzent - indeed. and to think that i am only about a foot away from it.

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  23. @ evlahos - you are very much welcome sir.

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  24. @ the dong - if u like animals especially tigers, then this is a must-see place for you.

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  25. @ kyels - i tried the hip hop challenge but the bayawak didn'y seem to find me, they are more interested in the ones who keep shouting in fear.

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  26. @ tutubi - when you go back, try the jungle joe world too 'coz its only a few minutes ride from the zoobic safari.

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  27. @ random rambling - our guide said the "bite are safe". mas marami nga daw nahuhulog kesa nakakagat.

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  28. I guess you must have lots of fun at the zoo. I am really very afraid of tigers. Nice photos.

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  29. akala ko mga politicians yung nasa crocodile pit.

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  30. never been to Zoobic safari pero mukhang exciting!

    Punta ka rin ba sa Ocean Park?

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  31. Dangerous to feed these wild cats !

    The lawyers here will never allow the park to expose patrons to that hop hop thing with the monitor lizards on the ground unless the park wants to pay tons of money for potential injury/accident claims !

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  32. panibagong papasyalan na naman! thanks for sharing this bro.

    btw, ur davao post was a great help sa visit namin last week. :D

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  33. @ alicesg - who isn't afraid of them. even if they are domesticated, by their very nature, tigers are wild so it is a good thing that the vehicle they used in the safari is very well protected. otherwise, i guess no one will attempt to tour the place.

    @ kris jasper - hahaha! politicians and politicians' husbands.

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  34. @ quintarantino - again. happy birthday sir.

    @ coldman - i have been to oceanpark adventure three years ago. sayang wala ako dala digicam nun. next time punta ako uli.

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  35. @ bw - the one feeding the tiger is actually a park personnel. and the hip hop thing, they should think twice nga pala or else...

    @ kurisajae - glad to help. did u enjoy davao?

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  36. Nakapunta na ako sa Night Safari sa Singapore. Nakakaantok! Yung nanay ko,nabuwisit lang dahil tigre at hyena lang ang nakita namin. Sabi niya, mas maganda daw sa Zubic.

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  37. Thanks for your informative blog.
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