Saturday, September 6, 2008

Paradizoo Fun Misadventure

After parking near the gate of paradizoo where only about 3-4 cars can be accommodated, we asked the guard where we were supposed to pay the entrance fee. The ticket office was not near the entrance but was located inside the zoo besides the restrooms! I paid the tickets and asked for a golf cart to rent. after waiting for about 5 minutes i was informed that they have run out of gas for their golf carts!

Which turned out to be a blessing in disguise since we were offered to ride a karitela instead which was to be pulled by a white carabao. Make that a very muddy white carabao!

Now is when the fun starts! Together with a tour guide we were ready to see all the animals that paradizoo had to offer. Starting with the famous Voltes Five! A five legged bull! Right out of Xavier's school of gifted mutant animals.






After passing Perpetual Park which is a pet cemetery, we stopped at the honey bee farm and butterfly garden for a short lecture on how bees produce wax and honey.


Butterfly Garden without any butterflies

Then it was time to ride the karitela again. Vegetable and flower gardens surrounded the road we were on. Who knew that seeing vegetables coupled with the sound of the carabaos hooves on the road could produce such a relaxing effect.


Vegetable Gardens

We made another stopover at paradizoo cafe where we saw a stone/wood block. Legend has it that this was dug up at a church and nobody could tell whether it was made out of wood or stone. Too bad the guide couldn't tell us more about this story.

The Infinity Pond of Positivism from Afar

Not so Positive when Near


After the karitela ride we decided to walk to the places where the karitela wasn't able to go. Chesca had fun feeding the baby sheep. Then it was off to the pigs! Seeing the pigs was a wonderful experience for Chesca but the smell was so overpowering that she threw up. Throwing up yet at the same time giggling with joy at seeing the pigs!

Km. 63 Panungyan, Mendez Cavite
(02) 898-3695; 895-7142; 899-9824
(02) 899-9829

Entrance: Php 99.oo

Golf Cart/Karitela rental: Php 150.oo


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