Asian Small Clawed Otter
Cuora ambinensis

Distribution

Malaysian peninsula and southern China

Habitat

Freshwater streams, rivers and, coastal regions

Lifespan

15-20 years in captivity

Diet

Carnivore; crustaceans, mollusks, insects, small fish

Conservation Status

LC

Least Concern

NT

Near Threatened

VU

Vulnerable

EN

Endangered

CR

Critically Endangered

EW

Extinct in the Wild

Playful

Asian small clawed otters are the most social among the otter species. They are often seen living in groups of 12-20 individuals. These diurnal animals are often seen playing, sliding down on mud banks and juggling pebbles and small objects.

Excellent swimmers

Although small-clawed otters spend most of its time on land, these animals are excellent swimmers. When swimming, they use their back legs and tail. They also close their ears and nostrils when they’re underwater.

Clever

These otters are very clever that they are seen leaving their hunted crab out in the sun so that their shells will crack open. Indian fishermen have also trained otters to help them catch fish.

A happy couple holding a white flowers in the garden

Gardens of the World

Gardens of the World is a beautiful tunnel garden featuring different kinds of plants from all over the world. You can see flora, landscapes, and representations of the seven continents, that’s why it’s called Gardens of the World! For North America flora representation, there are cacti and succulents. There is also a replica of the famous Iguazu falls for South America. Appreciating European culture, there are statues of Roman Gods and Goddesses you can see inside the garden. To represent the flora of Africa, there are cape leadwort and asparagus ferns, among others. There is also a Japanese Garden featuring bonsai trees and pagodas, representing Asia. Lastly, Antarctic flora consists of mosses and ferns which are also featured in the Gardens of the World.

Violet orchids with other kinds on its back

Michel's Garden

Michel’s Garden is a flora walking trail showcasing a vast orchid garden and featuring Senyorito’s 40-year-old orchid collection. Phalaenopsis, vanda strap-leaf, debdrobium, and oncidium are just a few types of the one million orchids you can see at the garden. For plantsmen, different types of plants and orchids are also available for purchase at Michel’s Garden.

African Savanna

Experience the thrill of an African safari ride! For the first time in the country, get up close and personal with zebras and African antelopes in this unique safari ride. Take the vehicle tour inside the African Savanna, and witness these animals in their habitat.

Operating hours: 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Beautiful birds being feed by the keeper in the stainless pan

Bird Show

See Cebu Safari birds in action! You can see various birds on the stage: from the friendly macaws, chattering lories, and African crowned crane to raptures like Philippine sea eagle, Philippine owl, and Philippine hawk. See their tricks and talents, and know more about our aviary friends at the Bird Show.

Bird Show on Wednesdays to Saturdays is at 1:45 PM.
On Sundays, we have two shows at 10:45 AM and 1:45 PM.

White Lion Safari

Meet the king of the wild! Meet our white lions all the way from France and Germany. Take the enclosed safari truck and enjoy the 15-minute ride in the white lion’s habitat.

Cut-off for tickets is at 1:30 PM
Operating hours: 09:00 AM to 03:00 PM

Petting Zoo

Kids, have a chance to pet our baby farm animals! Meet and greet with our baby goats and cows, ducks, rabbits, and more.

Operating hours: 09:00 AM - 12:00 NN; 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Animal Feeding

Check out how our keepers feed the safari animals. Currently, we have feeding schedules for our giraffes, white Bengal tigers, and orange Bengal tigers.

Orange Bengal tiger feeding is at 10:30 AM
White Bengal tiger feeding is at 2:30 PM
Giraffe feeding is at 3:00 PM