Visited Zoocobia

rsz_1mbp_pinkZoocobia, run and managed by Zoomanity Group, has always been a family destination we have always planned to visit. Just by the name itself, we knew that we will be up for fun time and a day of adventure with animals. But we definitely got more than a visit to the zoo. For one, the zoo boasts of highly interactive animals, and the zoo offered the most natural protected home for them. Read up as I share how educational and fun our family experience was. Travel did not disappoint because we took SCTEX on our way to Zoocobia. No heavy traffic in sight, and since we left early, all kids slept almost all throughout travel time.

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The first thing that greets you when you get into Zoocobia are the picture boards. Right from the start of the trip, the kids were all game posing around the picture boards and going goofy around them. A Zoocobia tour guide meet all visitors at this area, your tour guide is key to your educational and fun experience within Zoocobia. Glad to have been assigned one that did not rush around the place but took the time to explain everything in sight and answered all my curious kids’ questions.

20151129_09032420151129_090252The Menagerie is a unique collection of stuffed real animals, yep, real animals stuffed for kids to explore, all preserved by Zoocobia taxidermists. It was also a highly educational spot, because all displays come with the animals’ common name, scientific name and their distinct characteristics and habitat. The stuffed real animals were big hits with the kids for photo ops, there were bears, crocodiles, Siberian tiger, greater kudu, Kalahari goat, American leopard, pot bellied pig, to mention a few.

My kids did not realize all the hours we spent at Zoocobia, because of activities like My Art Work station, where kids can work with paper, wood and crayon to create art masterpieces with their own hands. Birds of Paradise will have you go into a huge bird cage with almost 50 birds you can feed. These birds are not afraid to go close as long as you have food on any of your body part! Kids fed them while on the ground or perched on their hands. The birds fly to wherever you put feeds on! Next was a long list of animals to feed: parrots, ostrich, bearcat and monkeys.

My youngest boy’s favourite was the Zooc, it is a gravity car that is patterned after the luge from Sentosa resort in Singapore. We drove it to a 400-meter track. All boys were all smiles, if it wasn’t for the climb up, we would have done it again and again. Of course, we also took the time to go through the garden maze and to take on the gigantic slides. Mommies do not need to worry because kids land on a big stack of hay, with a park attendant waiting at the bottom of the slide, too, to catch the kids.

The kids also tried the zipline and riding the horses. The camels are also up for a ride, but be ready to endure the camel’s natural scent (which reportedly does not go away even with the animals’ daily bath).

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Thanking God for this family experience. Parents who want to have an educational trip can surely enjoy Zoocobia. It was also encouraging to highlight to kids God’s creation story, as you go around the park, highlighting how we can take care of the animals God has created while enjoying the beauty of nature around us.

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Joined Asia Pacific Leaders’ Forum – Blogging 101 at Paradizoo and Residence Inn

rsz_1mbp_pinkWith more and more bloggers added to the industry everyday, it is relevant to keep up with what the readers need while staying true to your writing niche. With Zoomanity Group holding this year’s Asia Pacific Leaders’ Forum Blogging 101, bloggers like myself are fully supported and provided seamless and continuous training on how to excel and be responsible as we write.

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In the coming weeks, feel free to bookmark this page or follow this page as I write about my takeaways from the bloggers’ forum. The day started with a tour of Paradizoo. And with an overnight accommodation at Zoobic Safari plus tickets (from my previous Zoocobia experience) I can use at Paradizoo, I will certainly come back with my family and kids in tow and you will certainly read about that experience on my upcoming posts. So off we went hopping from every inch and corner of Paradizoo. Among the highlights are opportunities to have visitors feed the animals, interact with them at a safe distance, all while reading all the relevant trivia posted around the fenced areas.

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There were two spots where we saw Arabian camels. One was actually up for riding and the other one was caged and can be fed with greens.

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And then there was the five-legged cow, countless horses and ostriches. It is hard to notice the spacious, grassy lawns around the animals. Kids will certainly have a good time running around the area, and will never run out of games to play while they walk around to see the animals. The rabbit cages look like a mini rabbit village, complete with mini rabbit houses and play area. Kids will surely love feeding the rabbits, just be ready for the smell of the animals, as they are placed right next to each other and can create pungent animal smell for kids.

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After the forum, it was time to go to Residence Inn Tagaytay. The albino Burmese python looks intimidating and super scary but was cold, quiet and non responsive, both in the cage and even while touched and held for photos. Was not brave enough to touch and pet the tiger, was woken up in between pictures and fed milk as visitors go into the fence for photos.

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Honey is made available for anyone who wants to buy plus a butterfly garden full of it, that you will not know which one to take picture of. They are so many, the butterflies do not mind and do not get bothered as they land on plants, flowers and even on visitors!

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A farm is not a farm without the plants and the gardens. The vegetable garden is quite a view and it comes with good news as it offers fresh, organic vegetables that visitors can buy and take home.

bloggerfriendsIt was definitely a day empowering. The bloggers forum empowering us to write, network and develop accountability and responsibility, the tour refreshing our eyes with beautiful, picturesque nature view and the people we have added as valuable friends.

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Blogging 101 in Tagaytay

rsz_1mbp_pinkOn August 16, 2015 at 9AM to 4PM, Pinoy Blogger Group will have a mini forum about Blogging at Paradizoo at Mendez Cavite then tour at Residence Inn, Tagaytay.

Paradizoo and Residence Inn are just two theme parks under Zoomanity Group of Yupangco Group of Companies headed by Robert Laurel Yupangco. I am so happy to be part as select bloggers will learn about the following to enhance more about writing skills

Responsible Blogging

Ethics in Blogging

How to get advertisers

Quality content Blogs are an amazing way to demonstrate expertise online, control message and build personal reputation and credibility as a writer. Being a blogger allows us to be journalists who make use of an online platform to tell a story. I am so happy to be meeting people through my blog pages, my pages allows me to clue people in on what I am passionate about. In the coming weeks, hoping to share with you what beauty God has created from the places I visited with my son and a team of friends.

zoocobiaBlogs allow you to easily tell stories, readers can interact with you and you can build relationships with them. Ministry has become bigger and every interaction allows you to show the same love from God you are receiving. Blogging allows you to differentiate yourself from others, too, showcase your personality and share information about yourself, and in my case, a product or an event review.

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Four Days Remaining to Join and Win 10 Tickets to Zoomanity and Tree Top Adventure

Mark your calendars because on July11 (before noon), we will announce the five winners who will take the tickets home. Winners will be automatically notified via email which will confirm the details of how they can claim their prize. Feel free to check the details from here.

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I am also excited to announce that for July, the Cherry Mobile’s Cubix Cube Phone sold exclusively at Lazada is going to be part of my next giveaway. From the company behind Cherry Mobile Brand, Cosmic Technologies Inc. is officially launching their first exclusive online brand, CUBIX. With the growing shift towards e-commerce, the CUBIX aims to become a significant contributor in the growing online market. Amid staggering numbers in smartphone users and improved connectivity, consumer lifestyle has changed drastically. With new payment methods being created as well as better delivery services, consumers are provided with more affordable smartphones with the benefit of effortless online shopping.

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Zoomanity Group joins Philippine Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions event (PhilAAPA)

The leader in theme park management is undoubtedly no other than Mr. Robert Laurel Yupangco. 6 Theme Parks; Zoobic Safari in Subic, Zambales, Paradizoo in Mendez, Cavite, Residence Inn, Tagaytay, Zoocolate Thrills in Loboc, Bohol, Zoocobia in Clark, Pampanga and Zootopia in Japan are the parks managed by the award winning entrepreneur aside from the other 20 more businesses he is handling; Hotels (Azotea, Residence Inn, Zoobic Lodge), Financial Services (YL Finance, Manila Express), Industrial Products (Aqua Primera Refilling Station),   Transportation (Bel Air Transport, Golf Cars, Greyhound Safari Vans),  Music & Sound Systems (Yamaha Music, Sound Publishing, Yamaha School of Music), Real Estate (YL Land, Commercial Centers), Restaurants (Nanten Japanese Restaurant inside Manila Polo Club, Misono Japanese Restaurant, Yakitori).

For this coming June 22, 2015, The Philippine Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (PhilAAPA) will have a tour operators event at Enchanted Kingdom, Santa Rosa, Laguna with its 40 members that includes Zoomanity Group (Zoobic Safari, Zoocobia, Residence Inn, Paradizoo, Zoocolate Thrills and Zootopia Japan), Manila Ocean Park, Ocean Adventure, Enchanted Kingdom, Star City, Ticketworld, Mind Museum, Puzzle Mansion, Active Fun, Pixie Forest (Festival Mall) and Island Cove among other members. 

The organizers invited 500 Travel and Tour Operators with a conference about safety. The 2015 Tour Operators Day aims to unite amusement park owners and accredit/ acknowledge partners in the industry as well as Tour Operators and Bus Operators. Seminars will also be conducted to uplift the standard of the services and promotion of the tourism industry which in return, everyone will be benefited.
Engr. Grace Bondad Nicolas of TAG Media and Public Relations, the one in charge for marketing and branding of Zoomanity Group will also join the event. Selected participants will be going to the venue in style since they will be riding in a two decker jeepney, manufactured and produced by Mark Bautista.
For more info, please contact TAG Media and Public Relations at 09166299381 or at grace@asiadigitalmarketing.ph

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Visited Zoocobia at Clark, Pampanga for Tour Operators Day

On May 26, 2015 at Zoocobia, Clark, Pampanga, Zoomanity Group, the leader in Theme Parks and Zoo Management in the Philippines welcomed 500 Travel & Tour Operators and the media. This is to acknowledge them with their contributions and loyalty in bringing quality destination and education to patrons and clients of Zoomanity Group. Zoomanity Group handles 5 theme parks; Zoobic Safari at Subic, Zambales, Zoocobia at Clark, Pampanga, Zoocolate Thrills at Loboc, Bohol, Residence Inn & Zoo at Tagaytay and Paradizoo at Mendez, Cavite. The company is managing different hotels and restaurants too in the Philippines and abroad.rsz_1mbp_pink

According to Engr. Grace Bondad Nicolas of TAG Media and Public Relations, “Zoomanity Group likes to give back the blessings to our partners who are the travel & tour operators and the media. Without them, the ever increasing customers and clients who are visiting and patronizing the different theme parks under Zoomanity Group will not be possible. We are thankful and grateful and to acknowledge them, Zoomanity Group are doing events like these annually.”
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Zoomanity Group gave away lots of souvenirs to everyone and hailed the operators who have exceeded their expectations with a very generous cash gifts.

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Zoocobia Theme Farm is a 5 hectares facility at Clark, Pampanga and a tourist destination. To visit the theme parks, please contact Grace at grace@asiadigitalmarketing.ph and for more information, please visit http://www.zoomanity.com.ph

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Zoocobia Visited, New Zooperb Rides Tried

Our day started with the group trooping to Clark Pampanga, our destination: Zoocobia. Mommies will surely appreciate a zoo that is no longer just offering animals to view. Zoocobia is more than just a zoo with caged animals, in fact, it is a zoo like no other. Have you ever thought that a 4×4 ride will be part of what a zoo can offer? Well, Zoocobia makes it possible.

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Clarkzilla 4×4 ride allows you to get on a 4×4 4-wheel-engine jeep ride along forest trail. Kids will surely love this new take on an adventure ride. The ride is not as dangerous as you would have it on sandy trail, which makes the ride perfect for conversation with kids. See where the trail starts with picture above.
Camels may have been a common picture from deserts, but guess what? It is a staple for Zoocobia. You see camels led by costumed guides and it is not just for viewing, it is up for a ride. Kids may never get to ride a camel anywhere else, other than in Zoocobia. These gentle giants will surely complete your Dubai Safari feel.
Camels may have been a common picture from deserts, but guess what? It is a staple for Zoocobia. You see camels led by costumed guides and it is not just for viewing, it is up for a ride. Kids may never get to ride a camel anywhere else, other than in Zoocobia. These gentle giants will surely complete your Dubai Safari feel.
What I appreciate about Zoocobia is kids-appropriate attractions such as the Zoocology Museum. Animal bone and skeleton displays can complete any kid’s zoo experience.
What I appreciate about Zoocobia is kids-appropriate attractions such as the Zoocology Museum. Animal bone and skeleton displays can complete any kid’s zoo experience.
The Barn – is where kids can explore where the camel and horses stalls are. It comes complete with hay and visiting it takes you to a real barn experience as kids can choose to feed, pet or interact with animals.
The Barn – is where kids can explore where the camel and horses stalls are. It comes complete with hay and visiting it takes you to a real barn experience as kids can choose to feed, pet or interact with animals.
Giant Slides - instead of landing in the pool, you land in a haystack. This takes giant slides experience to different dose of fun.
Giant Slides – instead of landing in the pool, you land in a haystack. This takes giant slides experience to different dose of fun.

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Birdhouse – have the kids take home memories of a close encounter with different colourful birds nestled on tree branches. Birds all around you, on your shoulder, on your hand, all over your face is possible when you get inside a gigantic bird house. Right outside it, take the option to try the footbath where fishes nibble at your feet.
Birdhouse – have the kids take home memories of a close encounter with different colourful birds nestled on tree branches. Birds all around you, on your shoulder, on your hand, all over your face is possible when you get inside a gigantic bird house. Right outside it, take the option to try the footbath where fishes nibble at your feet.
Gamezone – second level offers a reprieve from the sun and will let the kids enjoy different arcade-type games.
Gamezone – second level offers a reprieve from the sun and will let the kids enjoy different arcade-type games.
Zoovenir shop – end your visit with a pasalubong for your other family members or friends. Zoovenir items are up for sale that you will never run out of ways sharing the fun you had from Zoocobia.
Zoovenir shop – end your visit with a pasalubong for your other family members or friends. Zoovenir items are up for sale that you will never run out of ways sharing the fun you had from Zoocobia.

Zoocobia is one of the amazing theme parks of Zoomanity Group which includes Zoobic Safari in Subic, Residence Inn Tagaytay, Paradizoo in Mendez Cavite, Z-Planet inside Star City and Zoocolate Thrills in Loboc Bohol.

If you want to experience these amazing adventure or have questions, feel free to call them up at 8983695/8999828/08 or visit our website at www.zoomanity.com.ph

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Zoocobia at Clark, Pampanga Tour Operators Day

beautyOn May 26, 2015 at Zoocobia, Clark, Pampanga, Zoomanity Group, the leader in Theme Parks and Zoo Management in the Philippines will welcome 500 Travel & Tour Operators to acknowledge them with their contributions and loyalty in bringing quality destination and education to patrons and clients of Zoomanity Group.

Zoomanity Group handles 5 theme parks; Zoobic Safari at Subic, Zambales, Zoocobia at Clark, Pampanga, Zoocolate Thrills at Loboc, Bohol, Residence Inn & Zoo at Tagaytay and Paradizoo at Mendez, Cavite. The company is managing different hotels and restaurants too in the Philippines and abroad.

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According to Engr. Grace Bondad Nicolas of TAG Media and Public Relations, “Zoomanity Group likes to give back the blessings to our partners who are the travel & tour operators and the media. Without them, the ever increasing customers and clients who are visiting and patronizing the different theme parks under Zoomanity Group will not be possible. We are thankful and grateful and to acknowledge them, Zoomanity Group are doing events like these annually.”

myfairtytaleZoocobia Theme Farm is a 5 hectares facility at Clark, Pampanga and a tourist destination. To visit the theme parks, please contact Grace at grace@asiadigitalmarketing.ph and for more information, please visit http://www.zoomanity.com.ph

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