Words can’t explain our summer experience at the one and only Tiger Safari in the Philippines, the Zoobic Safari. So, let me just show you some photos from our Zoobic Safari experience.
Upon entrance, this white tiger kept moving and moving
A 3-month old tiger
Awww! Soo cute!
Hornbills are known to have prominent long eyelashes which act as sunshade.
Feeding birds. It was ticklish!
A spotted deer
Carabaos do have albinism too.
A deer without antler. (Antler replacement cycle)
Looks like they found food. (Baby lions).
There’s puma at Zoobic Safari!
Most dangerous bird in the world, cassowary.
Reuben tamed her.
A stylish miniature horse. Find the totoy mola.
First time to see donkey too.
Sleeping tiger. She’s already full.
The highlight of the tour — Tiger Safari
Ostrich’s egg is really thick and big.
Left: Preservation area. Right: Lion donated from Dubai
The Souvenir Shop
Cutesy! Want some but out of budget.
My Overall Verdict
Tour guide experience: ★★✰✰✰
For me, an attraction that is paid with tour guides should focus on entertaining tourists as well other than the attraction itself. In our case, our tour guide was a lady. She was patient and kind, however, she appeared to be tedious. For me, a tour guide should possess a high energy level, be amusing, knowledgeable, and with sense of humor to keep the guests entertained. I hope this is not true with other tour guides in Zoobic.
I have been to several zoos (Japan, Singapore, Manila) and I still consider Zoobic Safari a unique experience. Camels, donkey, miniature horse, puma, and an albino carabao were the animals I’ve seen for the first time and most animals are trained. This was the only zoo that so far gave me a close encounter experience with the tigers and its babies. Aetas’ trail was also a memorable experience.
It’s also interesting that most tigers and lions were donated by countries with sovereign monarchs like Saudi Arabia. White tigers used to be pets of princesses of these countries and later donated to Zoobic Safari.
Bathroom and toilets were clean and zoo-themed which was really fascinating. There were also several food stalls outside and inside the zoo.
The zoo is perfect for the whole family and small kids. I would say visiting the zoo once is enough, unless they will have new attractions. I would like to come back here though since I haven’t tried their Night Safari. I feel that it’s more exciting!
Location: Subic Bay Freeport Zone Group 1, Ilanin Forest, Subic Freeport Zone.
Admission: Php 495 – Adult || Php 395 – Kids 4 ft. and below || Free – Kids 3 ft. and below || Note: Purchase tickets online to avail 10% discount
Hours of operation: 8 AM to 4 PM Daily including Holidays