white tiger - eltoro zoo de la castellana

white tiger - eltoro zoo de la castellana

Visit the Eltoro Zoo De La Castellana in Southern Negros Occidental

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Eltoro Zoo De La Castellana

For animal lovers, don’t miss a visit to the Eltoro Zoo De La Castellana in La Castellana, Southern Negros Occidental.

Eltoro Zoo de La Castellana
A satisfied tiger that just has its meal. They have two white tigers, a lion, and a lioness.

The Eltoro Zoo De La Castellana is located along the highway of the municipality of La Castellana in Southern Negros Occidental. It is a privately owned zoo and aquarium that provides eco tours to visiting guests. They also have a breeding area. They have an extensive collection of animals ranging from birds, mammals, fishes, and reptiles that animal lovers will surely appreciate. Young children and students will surely appreciate learning about the animals and seeing them up close.

Eltoro Zoo de La Castellana
This is our group that took the urban safari at the Eltoro Zoo de La Castellana.

Endemic Animals

Some of the animals at Eltoro Zoo de La Castellana are endemic to Negros, like the Visayan warty pig and the Visayan spotted deer, while others were sourced from other parts of the country. But many come from other countries. It is such a joy to visit. And what I like about it is that, except for the cages, it is like a jungle out here!

Eltoro Zoo de La Castellana
A couple of Visayan warty pigs.

Eltoro Zoo Fees

Entrance fee is here P100 for adults and kids over 4 feet. For little children (except babies and toddlers), the entrance fee is P80. If you are a part of a big group, you might witness the crocodile feeding time, which lasts only for about a minute because their 21-year-old star crocodile can gobble up an entire chicken in a few seconds.

Eltoro Zoo de La Castellana
A hungry croc waiting for his feed. This is a 21-year-old crocodile at Eltoro Zoo de La Castellana. He is about 8 feet or more in length.

If you want photos with their python, you only have to pay an additional P30 per person and you can already have unlimited shots with your camera.

Eltoro Zoo de La Castellana
Eltoro Zoo has dense shrubbery.

Eltoro Zoo Reminders

Do not use flash photography and do not feed the animals. The place has lots of trees and dense shrubbery but it can be pretty hot. Bring fans, hats, and even scarves if you may. It may also be good for you to bring organic mosquito repellant, like citronella oil. If you like your tour, please don’t forget to tip the guide at Eltoro Zoo de La Castellana.

Eltoro Zoo de La Castellana
The blue crown pigeon. Aren’t they pretty? The colors of nature.

Eltoro Zoo de La Castellana

Gomez St., Brgy. Robles
La Castellana, Negros Occidental
Philippines
Tel. Nos. (034) 485-0121, 473-9073, (0947) 4650177, or (0933) 9733742

Eltoro Zoo de La Castellana
The cave is where the tour starts. Here is where the nocturnal animals are, like the leopard cat, the Palawan bear cat, and the civet cat.

They are open daily from 9am to 5pm. No noon breaks. For field trip bookings, you may contact them for reservations.

Here are some photos of the animals that I took. But of course, there are so many more. Visit them Eltoro Zoo de La Castellana for yourself to experience the place.

Eltoro Zoo de La Castellana
A leopard cat. Photo enhanced to show the cat. Flash photography was not used.
Eltoro Zoo de La Castellana
A venomous cobra and its molted skin.
Eltoro Zoo de La Castellana
A colorful duck. I forgot the name. Maybe it was Mandarin?
Eltoro Zoo de La Castellana
Mighty and proud eagles a Eltoro Zoo de La Castellana.
Eltoro Zoo de La Castellana
Ang emoterang emu. Bow.
Eltoro Zoo de La Castellana
A blue tongue skink from Australia. Yes, the tongue is really blue. Bleh! :p

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