Reiko's 4th birthday is coming up. As an early birthday gift, I wanted to bring him somewhere he hasn't been yet. He's very fond of animals because he watches them on YouTube so I decided to bring him to a zoo.
I was sold right away because it was very affordable and it's just near my workplace so I met with my husband and Reiko after work last Saturday afternoon.
This is the entrance to the Oceanarium. There's also a restaurant inside where they cook and serve fresh sea food.
There's this big stuffed animal that Reiko was scared of. LOL. And there's a small souvenir shop on the other side.
*ALLIGATOR GAR - The body of alligator gar is torpedo-shaped which serves them well as ambush predators that rely on sudden bursts of speed to capture prey.
*POMPANO FISH - Better knows as jacks. Their appearance is deed bodied and mackerel-like, typically silver and toothless with a forked tail and narrow base.
*PHILIPPINE CROCODILE - Also known as the Mindoro Crocodile of the Philippine freshwater crocodile is one of the two species of crocodile that are found in the Philippines. The other is the larger Indo-Pacific crocodile or the saltwater crocodile.
Above is their bar counter and below is a friendly reminder.
Overall, the experience was good enough for Reiko to see what I wanted him to see in real life. He usually just sees these sea animals on videos so Php50 entrance fee was fine.
I was more of scared upon seeing the snakes and the crocodile. Mind you, just taking a photo of them and looking at them now is really like going out of my comfort zone. I feel the hairs at the back of my neck standing in fear.