The place is divided into 2 parts, the walking tour and the riding tour. The walking tour comprises porcupine, deer, birds, goat, reptiles, civet cats, etc while the riding tour comprises seeing tiger in the wild (main attraction) and in cage, boars, crocodiles and ostrich.
The part I like most is the riding tour seeing the tigers standing and leaning against the closed jeepneys while being fed by passengers.
The part i don't like is the other animals in cages/aquariums/fenses as many of these areas are small for the animals to roam around (tiger in cage, snakes in aquariums, etc) and others are also poorly maintained (rabbit, carabao, hamster, etc).
Another thing i don't like about the place is it's all about fees. We are asked to choose between riding our own vehicle to go around the riding tour or take their tram which costs P50/head. since we didn't know what to expect (I myself thought that the private vehicle would be driven even inside the tiger safari area) thus, we are left with no option but to take the tram eventhough it was expensive. The tour guide didn't not explain to us in detail what this riding tour is all about and that we will change to the closed jeepney for the tiger safari tour and that our cars will be safe. We were 10 paying passengers, so we were ripped off with P500. The tour was just a short one. There were only 4 stops. I felt P50/person was too much and besides it should have been included in the entrance ticket. The tour guide kept on urging us to buy the chicken to feed to tigers. When our group didn't want to buy he said, we would not see anything if we didn't feed the tigers. It would just be an ordinary jeepney ride, we would not see anything. Anyway, we still didn't buy. P200 was too expensive. We were still able to take pictures of tigers leaning against other jeepneys as they passed. Another thing i didn't like about the tour guide was that he told us the whole tour was going to be 2 1/.2 hrs but less than 2hrs we were already done. As he was guiding the walking tour, I felt he was in a hurry. He kept on walking and talking, not giving guests time to pose and take a picture with the animals. Then after the tiger safari tour, he didn't give instruction as to what we are to do... wait for the tram which took about 10-15mins aside from the waiting for the first tram ride (another 10-15mins) after the walking tour to shift to the riding tour. So imagine, there was 20-30mins idle time included in the less than 2 hrs tour, so what remains is about 1 1/2 hrs.
I really felt short changed. The entrance fee of P449 was not worth it. The other zoo in Montalban is much better. The place is really big and the animals have ample space to roam around and it is very well maintained plus the fact that we are able to take pictures with some animals like the orangutan, pony and snake take pictures without any additional fees and it's only P300. I'm not in any way connected with this zoo. I'm just a satisfied guest of that zoo and very dissatisfied guest of Zoobic. I hope that they would improve on their service to people and to the animals and not treat this as pure business.
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