ZOOMANITY ZOOBIC SAFARI
Zooperb Shots Version 2.0 – On The Spot Photo Contest

The Zooperb Shots 2.0 or the  On-the-spot Photo contest of Zoomanity Group was indeed a success. Participated by over 70 photographers who joined the contest from different Photography clubs, from North to South.

On the spot registration started at 9:00AM last May 25. 2013 at Zoobic Safari, SBMA, Olongapo City. Shooting time on the other hand started at 10am-2PM. Deliberation and announcement of winners at exactly 5PM

ZOOBIC SAFARI

While my Zooperb shots on the spot photo contest entry may not be the best, the whole Zoobic Safari experience was well worth it. I loved it there. I had a great time feeding some of those love birds from my palms. I got acquainted with the whole family of ostriches, guinea fowls and wild boars roaming around the  two-hectare forest park of Zoobic. 

I was on our seats when we got inside a two-hectare enclosed area in our customized Safari Jeep and experienced the thrill of being chased by full-grown tigers on the loose. The opportunity of seeing a tiger up-close was a surreal experience. We had to tempt the tiger to climb up the jeep and feed it with raw chicken while we were taking photographs.

zooperb shots at zoobic safari

I certainly love animals so there’s no doubt I would love it there. I particularly enjoyed the bird walk tours because they were amusing and the show in itself was entertaining.

Zoobic Safari is “The First and Only Tiger Safari in the Philippines,” where guests are treated to a thrilling adventure via eleven unique attractions. It offers a diverse educational tours for school trips, family activity and one of a kind adventure for company getaways. The Zoobic Safari park boasts variety of exotic and diverse animals in their simulated natural habitat where a guest can have a close encounter with these unique creatures, experience a safari adventure while communing with nature. Anyone can also watch the Amazing Animal Shows and try their adventure rides to complete their visit to the Zoobic Safari.

ZOOPERB SHOTS AT ZOOBIC SAFARI

I love tigers because I have never seen one before. I have seen them through Animal Planet channel though so seeing so many of these tigers in one place is such a surprise to me. I was expecting a lot that there would be tigers roaming around the area however during the 10 minute tour I have only seen two tigers and one lion. Others were inside their cages. I was wondering why they were in the cage when they have the land area anyway. Maybe it’s just a matter of barricading it effectively to ensure the safety of the tigers and humans.

ZOOPERB SHOTS AT ZOOBIC SAFARI

The other attractions we visited were an exhibit of animals that have been stuffed and preserved through taxidermy. Due to time constraints we had to skip out on seeing the crocodile farm, the aeta’s trail, the serpentarium, the bone museums and the other cool places.

ZOOPERB SHOTS AT ZOOBIC SAFARI

I can imagine the Zoobic Safari experience  would be super exciting for kids. While the most loved experience was the tiger safari other animals on the loose would be a giveaway. Photo above: Elal saying hello to her camel friend.

ZOOPERB SHOTS AT ZOOBIC SAFARI

A lot of people love to feed birds and I can’t blame them. It’s fun, do you agree? Ang kukulit nilang lahat.

ZOOPERB SHOTS AT ZOOBIC SAFARI

To summarize everything, Zoobic Safari park is a place which is great for kids. I was kind of like excited to visit this place whenever I hear the word zoo. Looking back at the experience, I have a memory of seeing the tiger and the camel up-close. There were variety of animals which I personally believe you will get to enjoy most of them. For anyone who has never been to a real zoo like me, then I strongly recommend this to kids and animal lovers. This is a perfect place to see and experience something that we do not usually come across with.

ZOOPERB SHOTS AT ZOOBIC SAFARI

Day Tour Entrance Rate

Php 495         Adult

Php 395         Kids 4 ft. and below

Free          –     Kids 3 ft. and below

Note:  Purchase tickets online to avail 10% discount

Inclusions:
  • 11 attractions (Zoobic Park, Rodent World, Serpentarium, Forbidden/Zoobic Cave, Tiger Safari Ride, Close Encounter, Savannah, Animal MuZOOeum, Aetas’ Trail, Hip-Hop-Bay-a-Wak, Croco Loco) for approximately 2 1/2 hours
  • Zoo Guide

HOW TO GET TO ZOOBIC SAFARI:

Zoobic Safari
Group I Ilanin Forest
Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Philippines
Telefax: (+6347) 252-2272; (+63) 929-7072222

Makati Office
3/F Yupangco Building
339 Sen. Gil Puyat Ave., Makati City,
Philippines
Tel: (+632) 895-7142; 898-3695; 899-9824;
899-9595
Mobile: (+63) 917-8351111
Fax: (+632) 899-9829

BY BUS: From Manila take the Vistory Line bus to OLongapo. I strongly recommend you take one of the buses that departs from Manila before 7:00 AM. If you depart Manila at or before 6:00 AM expect to arrive at OLongapo terminal around 9:30 AM. Olongapo terminal is at the APO Monument. If you take a bus that departs Manila later than 7:00 AM expect your trip to Subic to take longer because of Manila traffic.

From Olongapo Victory Liners terminal you can catch a yellow jeepney to Subic Freeports Main Gate area. From there, you can take either a bus or hire a Van taxi to the Safari. Fare is at Php400 one way.

BY CAR: 

Take the North Luzon Expressway and exit in San Fernando. Follow the signs going to Olongapo. Take the Tipo-Subic Expressway to reach the Subic Bay Freeport Zone. It takes approximately 3 hours from Balintawak in Quezon City.

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