Mendez, Cavite province – Philippines
Zoomanity Group the leading Company in theme park industry is part of the Yupangco Group of Companies. The farm is located in the town of Mendez in Cavite province. It is about 2 and 1/2 hour drive from Makati City . Paradizoo is a 10 hectares farm with 2 more hectares to be develop ( total farm area is 12-hectares ) . The farm apply the BEST Practices in agriculture especially in farming like vermi-culture , bokashi soil, hydroponics and putting up compost pits .
WELCOME Pavilion or Paradizoo Cafe
What is Bokashi Composting?
Bokashi composting is proven safe, convenient, and quick way to compost food waste in your kitchen, garage, or apartment.
Bokashi means fermented organic matter in Japanese. Bokashi composting uses a selected group of microorganisms to anaerobically ferment organic waste. The microorganisms are applied using a impregnation carrier such as wheat bran.
rabbits nibbling on grass
The farm had several animals being reared like rabbits. Some are also for sale.
One can have a foot spa for Php 60.00 which can last between 30 minutes to 1 hour.
bloggers enjoyed hand- fed budgerigars
The budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus) is one of the birds being captively- breed in the facilities . For a minimal fee, the public can hand feed the animals.
a participant feeding a goat
One of the favorite attractions in Paradizoo is the FARM FRENZY. It is an area where guest can cuddle animals such as rabbits , hamsters , budgerigars . Be amazed by the farm collection of Dorper sheep , Boer, Kalahari and Saanen diry goats , Rusa and turkeys from Australia which are also for sale.
The flower garden show the different color contrast and different varieties of flowering plants and herbal plants like marigold, mayana, dog fennel, kuyapo neatly arranged .
PerPETual Park- Pet Cemetery
Pet lovers and Animals lovers have a reason to bury their pets . The farm will soon be offering” pet columbary ” , a comforting means of expressing a lasting tribute to you favorite pet by selecting a burial plot and a permanent marker in marble or in granite .
butterflies and bloom
herbs and plants for sale
The farm also produces honey and other bee by-products such as beeswax . It had several bee colony and bees are such an important insects which aid the blooming plants in pollination.
lettuces grown in hydroponic
violet colored-lettuces planted in rows
“Plant Me Home” experience, where you can select and pick vegetables and flowers from garden plots to take home. It’s a destination for pleasure, learning and healthy living.
Semi-terete vandas , dancing lady orchids ( oncidium hybrids) , white cattleyas , Dendrobium hybrid are planted around the Orchid Pavilion.
Solanum mammosum or mickey mouse plant
Utong is a coarse and branched half-woody plant, prickly or unarmed, growing to a height of 0.4 to 1 meter. Stems are prickly and covered with soft short hairs. The fruits resembles the popular Disney character mickey mouse hence plant and horticulture lovers nickname them as such. The fruits are also favorite among flower arrangers because of its orange color and unique shape.
Popularly called mickey mouse , utong , talong susu, tagotong , apple of Sodom
jackfruit tree with fruits
Most of the trees, flowering plants and animals along the pathway were properly tagged . For some city dwellers and even school children who may not have seen actual flowering plants and fruit bearing trees , the signage is very important and educational too.
ornamental plants like bromeliad top and boat plant
a Bromeliad and boat plant (Rheo discolor ) locally called bangka-bangkaan , oyster plant add beauty and color to the landscape, this is also a practical way to save space ( vertical landscaping ) and practical way to using used plastic cups .
* Note : I must ” Thank” Engineer Grace Nicolas-Bondad, Mr. JB L. Badon, Filipino Health Bloggers and the rest of the Zoomanity staffs for the warm accommodation to the group.
Website : http://zoomanity.com.ph
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/zoomanitygroup
Address: Km. 63 Panungyan Road, Mendez, Cavite, Philippines