M. Adriatico street corner President Elpidio Qurino Avenue, Manila-Philippines
Kinder Zoo Adventure Jungle highlighted their two famous residents . The Sulcata tortoise and Hyacinth macaw . The zoo was open to the public 15 years ago , which enables children , students and visitors to interact with the animals . The zoo is about 5,000 square meters and is located within the Manila zoo compound . In fact , this area was part of the zoo until 1998. You need to pay an entrance fees in Manila Zoo before you can enter the premises.
Sulcata tortoise copulating
Kinder Zoo Adventure Jungle is an interactive zoological facility . – The zoo boast of ” Mr. T ” ( Sulcata tortoise ( Geochelone sulcata ), a 50-year -old tortoise . The zoo also have a breeding facility were several dozens of these amazing land turtle are breed and hatching them requires extra-ordinary care .
Mr. T- a 50-year old sulcata tortoise
It is the third-largest species of tortoise in the world. It is found in the in the countries of Burkina Faso, Chad , Eritrea, Ethiopia , Mali, Mauritania , Nigeria, Senegal, Sudan.
sulcata tortoise eggs
African Sulcata Tortoise got there name from the Latin word Sulcus which means “furrow”. Furrow describes the black lines on the scutes (the scales on the shell) of the tortoise.
3-month old sulcata tortoise
The select group of freelance media , journalists , bloggers were shown how the kinder zoo were able to breed some of their animals .
Ms. Grace Bondad-Nicolas , Mr. Pocholo Gonzales , Ms. Ada Cuaresma and Mr. Andrew San Fernando
The event was hosted by Ms. Ada Cuaresma , Mr. Andrew San Fernando and Mr. Pocholo De Leon Gonzales ( Voice Master ) and Ms. Grace Bondad -Nicolas ( PR for media and bloggers )
children enjoyed holding the birds
The kinder zoo attracts thousands of students, families and tourists every year . It is good that the kinder zoo had a very knowledgeable staffs which encourage visitors on how to properly handle their animals and their importance .
Hyacinth Macaw ( Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus)
The zoo is proud to conserve 7 Hyacinth Macaw or Hyacinthine macaw, is a parrot native to central and eastern South America .
A kid with butterflies
Habitat loss , trapping wild birds for the pet trade and has taken a heavy toll on their population in the wild, and as a result the species is classified as endangered on the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Red List , and it is protected by its listing on Appendix I of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES).
These 7 macaws have been in the aviary for the past 5 years to make them grow and mature . Sometimes this year , Kinder Zoo will no longer display the macaws that have been paired up and will set them up for breeding it its new breeding facility .
There are only about 4,000 birds that can be found in the wild and the macaws were purchased from a well-known bird breeder Mr. Antonio De Dios ( Birds International Incorporated ) of Quezon City .
It is endemic country , where it occurs in primary, mature secondary and disturbed forests on 11 islands. At Kinder zoo, the endemic Rufous hornbills were being bred in captivity . It is one of the zoo primary advocacy is to be able to breed rare and endangered animals. Group and education tours may be accommodated
Adventure Jungle ( Php 100.00 ) For inquiries : (02)522-61-79 , (02) 475-5775
One can also enjoy petting the animals , taking photos and climbing the walls, swimming pool and zip line ( Php 250 )
Operation : 9:00am to 6:00pm Mondays to Sundays