Revisiting THE Zoo

 

Last Sunday, I decided to visit the Cebu City Zoo. I read in the news a few weeks ago that the zoo is now being managed by a man who gave up his high-paying job to focus his attention on the (remaining) animals at the zoo. I personally believed that it would take a herculean effort to transform the place completely.  But anyways, I’ve said my piece about the Cebu City Zoo months ago. So let’s not be too critical about it. In fairness to the new team, I noticed a few ‘improvements’. And taking into consideration the fact that the whole place is running on limited resources, funds, and manpower, I’d say it’s an achievement even!

 

The crocodile moves! The crocodile moves!

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A lovely looking bird.

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A diseased monkey asking for chips and bread from visitors.

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Mother monkey and her baby.

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Life is a ballgame. Still dirty cage.

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Close yer mouth croky!

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Try going a little deeper into the water, croky!

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The zoo has a new addition. This very awesome tiger named Boggart!

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But don’t you think the cage is a wee bit small?

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Boggart looking bored. Lovely lovely animal.

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I noticed that Boggart has a limp. I think his right hindleg is broken.

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People take photos of Boggart.

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Meeeeh!!! What are you thinking, dear friend?

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Cute baby owls. They couldn’t fly yet.

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Solo shot.

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I think this owl did something terrible to deserve this kind of injustice.

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A bat munching on a Judge chewing gum wrapper.

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Duplex, anyone?

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Cute bird

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Quiet, birds! The  tenants upstairs are trying to sleep!

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Is this an eagle?

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A milo eating chicken meat.

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Get up you lazy boy, you!

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Nap time for the pigeons!

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A young boy and a shy turtle.

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Chicken run!

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Mixing bowl

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The high firewall is still pretty distracting.

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But once again, I must say that the place has huge huge potential.

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Look at all the natural plant species in the area!

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Papaya!

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And they now have portalets. Nice, ei! Hehehe.

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If you have time to kill, please visit the Cebu City Zoo. The zoo still has a good number of animals. There’s still hope, really. You and your kids will still have a nice time. Entrance fee is only Php10 for kids and Php25 for adults. If you can, you can give donations, too. The Cebu City Zoo needs our support.