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