From the USAFFE Shrine, Jandy and I continued on our way to Residence Inn. As it was along the highway, it was easy to find. There’s an entrance fee. The inn, which also has an excellent view of Taal Volcano and Lake, has airconditioned accommodations and a restaurant. However, we were just there on a 1-day tour of its mini-zoo which is more like an interactive petting zoo as, at the entrance, fresh fruits and other food are sold to visitors who want to feed the animals (except the tigers). The zoo has a menagerie of 30 or so animals, some caged while others were free-roaming.
|Jandy beside a free-roaming cassowary|
|A caged tiger|
The first animals we saw were the noisily chirping parrots and cockatoos, some caged while others were out, tied loosely to their perches. Also near the entrance were pythons, fishes and a tiger cub. There were also screaming monkeys, caged Malay civet cats and tigers, free-roaming peacocks, ponies, llamas, a free-roaming cassowary, wild pigs and crocodiles. The zoo could actually be toured in an hour.
|A caged crocodile|
|A python in a glass case|
Residence Inn: Km. 65, Brgy. Neogan, Tagaytay City, Cavite. Tel: (632) 899-9829 (Manila)