Cebu Zoo animals leave for Amlan Nature Park

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 05/05/2017

THEY’RE about ready to go to their new home, several miles away from the zoo in Cebu. By the time they’re all brought out of their cages, the more than 70 animals of the Cebu City Zoo…

In the land of crocodiles

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 05/01/2017

This is not the place for Captain Hook, what with his fear of crocodiles. But Crocolandia Nature Park, the closest animal haven city dwellers can visit after the closure of the Cebu City Zoo, is certainly a…

Cebu City Zoo denizens off to Amlan, finally

Intern 04/19/2017

The more than 70 animals from the Cebu City Zoo are expected to have a new home by the middle of next month, as they finally depart for the 16-hectare nature park in Amlan town in Negros…

Amlan Zoo: Paradise for animals

Tonee Despojo 10/23/2016

Amlan, a sleepy fourth class municipality in Negros Oriental that has offered to take Cebu City Zoo’s animals once it will be closed, apparently is more than qualified to make that offer. Amlan, which is just a…

Cebu City prepares zoo for possible closure

Michaela Jaycel L. Dolores 09/26/2016

DENR-7, City Veterinary Office and City Agriculture Office inventory animals With a bundle of grass in one hand, 65-year-old Fely Pino approached the staff of the Cebu Zoo asking about Kayang. Kayang is one of the two…

Davide not keen on acquiring zoo animals

Nestle L. Semilla 09/23/2016

Gov. Hilario Davide III announced yesterday that he was not interested in acquiring the animals from Cebu City Zoo. Davide said he declined the offer of Mayor Tomas Osmeña to donate the 272 animals in the zoo…

Tomas confirms closure plans for Cebu City Zoo

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 09/19/2016

Cebu City residents may have to count the days until they bid goodbye to the 272 animals of the Cebu City Zoo. Most of them will be shipped to a planned zoo in Negros Oriental while the…

Gorilla shot dead to save child

05/30/2016

Cincinnati — Panicked zoo visitors watched helplessly and shouted, “Stay calm!” while one woman yelled, “Mommy loves you!” as a 400-pound-plus gorilla loomed over a 4-year-old boy who had fallen into a shallow moat at the Cincinnati…

City Council wants to get zoo’s ‘wish list’

Edison Delos Angeles 05/20/2014

Cebu City Vice Mayor Edgardo Labella said the City Council will summon the head of the city’s zoo to discuss what needs to be done to improve the city-run facility. “We know that what they have is…

International activist group gives suggestions how to make city-run zoo more animal-friendly

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 05/19/2014

They need more space. They also need privacy. An internationally renowned animal rights group has called on the Cebu City government to widen the enclosures or cages of the animals housed as it embarks on the redevelopment…

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