Zoocobia Fun Zoo is a place where you can have fun with family or just having a trip for two with your partner. There are various things offered by this zoo such as the birds of paradise, Philippines pride, maze, barn, and many more. Located in Mabalacat City Pampangan of Manila, this place is not difficult to ride. So, if you want to get a retreat from the crowded city but still prefer the technology, this place might be the perfect area to explore during your weekend.
Fun Things to Do in Zoocobia Fun Zoo Manila
1. Birds of Paradise
In this section, the visitors can see and interact with the birds freely and from the close distance. You can even experience to feed the bird directly from your hands and the operator will be monitoring you. The birds are perching on the branches of the tree and their colors are just delightful along with their beautiful chirping sound.
2. Philippines Pride
This performance shows various plants and animals native to the Philippines. However, this parade is only available on a certain time and not open for a year round. We have further information below in the Additional Info section.
The maze is a garden and here you can see so many animal topiaries. There is a labyrinth which will be a fun thing to do with friends or your family. Later, you must find the way out of the labyrinth.
The Barn is the section of this zoo where you can see all the activities related to animal happen. Also, in this area, you are allowed to experience feeding the farm animals such as pot-bellied pigs, sheep, and goats. This thing cannot be missed and you must take a look at the Barn to get this experience.
5. Camel Riding
As its name suggests, you have your opportunity to ride a camel. It might be challenging to hop onto the back of the camel and then you can sit on the chair that has been fixed on the camel's back. The operator will help you to hop and guide the camel. Dromedary Camel is what you will ride.
6. Ride the Gravity Car
It is named as ZOOC. This gravity car needs one push and you just enjoy the experience of sliding down the 400 meters pavement track. Do not forget to hold both handles so you do not need to be overwhelmed when it comes to the sharp turn or falling.
How to Get Tickets?
The ticket is available at the gate of the main entrance. Every visitor must possess a ticket. An adult will be charged PHP 295 as well as a kid. But if your toddler is 3 feet below then the ticket will be free. If you are planning to visit this place in the high season (commonly during the national holiday of the Philippines), make sure you have booked and purchased the ticket in advance.
How To Get Around?
Of course, you will need to walk around the Zoocobia Fun Zoo to move from one section to another. But in the Clark, there are various taxis so you can ride them to reach the zoo. But still, you need to walk around inside the zoo. A shuttle car is available but you will need to pay for another bill in the first place. If you use the service of a travel agency, it will be so much easier because you can even ask them to prepare the shuttle if you do not want to walk around the zoo on your feet.
What Should I Wear?
Make sure you wear you comfortable and light clothes because the tropical climate gives you a lot of humidity. Modest clothes are recommended. However, there is no such a specific dress or shirt you must wear during your visit to this zoo.
Best Time to Visit
In generally speaking, Manila is at its best during the dry season because the rainy season will bother you a lot with water and dirty road everywhere. It is also applicable when it comes to visiting this zoo since most activities are held at the outdoor venues. So, make sure that come here during the dry season between November and April. National holiday will make the property becomes busier as well.
Will I Need a Guide?
A guide is not necessarily needed when you are visiting this zoo because you will have fun in this place. The map is available at several spots of the venue and if you are not sure where to go then you can ask for a minimap at the entrance. The thing would be easier if you arrange your holiday by using the service of a tour agency. Typically, they will arrange your transportation along with accommodation and you do not need to worry about the entrance ticket and so on.
How To Get There?
It is located at least 80 kilometers from central Manila to the north. You can reach this area by riding a car or take a flight. It takes about one hour and a half by car from Manila. Or if you want a simpler way, you can try the Expressway from Subic to Clark to Tarlac. Public buses are also available daily. The Victory Liner will take you to Clark and later you can use the tricycle to reach the zoo. If you start from the main gate of Clark terminal, you may ride a jeep and it will drop you directly to the zoo. It costs around PHP 400.
Every Saturday night, the zoo also shows the Night Owl Performance and it features the Animal Parade, Aeta's Tribal Show, Night Owl Dancers, LED Dancers, and many more. However, the shows are only held for a certain month such as from March to May and October to January. They also provide various optional rides and amenities with different prices and packages. Zoocobia Fun Zoo is open daily from Monday to Sunday from 8 am to 5 pm.