SAFARI NEWS

WITH the scorching onslaught of the mild El Ñino, the Cebu Safari and Adventure Park in Carmen assured that the thousands of animals under their care remain hydrated.
Eduard Loop, manager of Cebu’s 170-hectare wildlife and safari park, said their own water system helps the animals against the heat.

“They are all doing well. We have our own water network inside the park and we have a few tanks distributed in the area. We have prepared for this already so we didn’t have a problem,” he said.

“Our enclosures are very big and we’ve made enough shade and shelter to our animals where they also have access to water 24 hours,” Loop added.

The safari, which houses more than a thousand animals from 111 species, has a team of veterinarians who are working on the electrolyte intake of the animals inside.

“We have a good team of vets who makes sure to mix electrolytes in the water to make the animals more hydrated. We have two in-house veterinarians who are here 24/7,” he said.

Loop said the safari’s location is also beneficial to the animals because it’s a lot cooler.

“Up in the safari, it’s a lot higher in elevation so we are not that affected by the El Niño,” Loop said.
Loop said they have been preparing for any changes of the weather like the El Niño since the third quarter of last year to protect the animals from climate disturbances.

They also expanded their grass plantation to feed the herbivores.

Twenty-one barangays in Carmen were hit by the dry spell, prompting their local government unit to ask the town council to declare a state of calamity.

The affected villages are Luyang, Cogon East, Cogon West, Dawis Norte, Dawis Sur, Puente, Baring, Cantumog, Poblacion, Cantipay, Cantukong, Caurasan, Corte, Hagnaya, Ipil, Lanipga, Liboron, Lower Natimao-an, Sac-on, Triumfo and Upper Natimao-an. /JOB
Bajenteng, J. (2019, March 7). Cebu Safari assures animals are safe for the coming El Niño. Sun.Star Cebu. Retrieved from https://www.sunstar.com.ph/article/1795794.

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 - 4:00 PM; last entry is at 3:30 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