Mandarin Duck

Aix galericulata

Distribution

China and Japan

Habitat

Lakes, ponds and rivers, and found near the urban areas

Lifespan

6-7 years in the wild, up to 10 years in captivity

Diet

Omnivore; mainly eat plants and seeds, especially beech mast, snails, insects, small fish and aquatic plants

Conservation Status

LC

Least Concern

NT

Near Threatened

VU

Vulnerable

EN

Endangered

CR

Critically Endangered

EW

Extinct in the Wild

Status symbol

In their native China mandarins have long been regarded as symbolsof fidelity and pairs were given to brides on their wedding day.

Skin-deep

Mandarin duck is considered as the world’s most beautiful and colorful duck. The mandarin duck has the most elaborate and ornate plumage which made it an artist’s favorite. Their plumage is a combination of white, black, grey, cream, orange, and green.

Reproduction

Female ducks choose a hole or cavity in a tree trunk where they lay 9-12 eggs during April and May. After an incubation period of 34-36 days, baby ducks (called ducklings) will hatch.

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