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“For the record this is not a zoo”

Negros Forests and Ecological Foundation Biodiversity Conservation Center
Ranked #7 of 23 things to do in Bacolod
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Reviewed 13 August 2016

One of the most painful things to see are animals in cages. It borders on animal cruelty and that is also the reason why I am reluctant to visit any "animal showcase" kind of attraction. BUT! This time I make an exception because the goal of the facility is to raise awareness that these beautiful creatures are in peril and disappearing fast. It is devastating that in Bacolod, the only safe place for these animals are in these cramped cages (ironically). They survive from donations and entrance fees. They try to educate so people would finally start accepting the reality of massive species extinction.

Thank cristabern
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Reviewed 6 July 2016

It is depressing to see the animals in small and dirty cages. It doesn´t seem to be proper for those wild animals. I would´t go there again.

Thank Max P
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Reviewed 10 June 2016

I do love to go to tourist attraction places...And this place is perfect...I will visit the place again..

1  Thank Mis C
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Reviewed 14 February 2016

This was a quaint place to visit, seemingly out of place in the heart of the city. It has mostly bird species and a few animals. It's a small place, but it's good for a few minutes of animal appreciation.

1  Thank malupit
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Reviewed 9 February 2016

Biodiversity in the heart of the city. Located right next to Capitol Lagoon and Negros Museum, the Negros Forest Ecological Foundation Inc. - Biodiversity Conservation Center is an excellent place to get to know more about the endemic wildlife of the Philippines - particularly that of Negros.

If you are in a big group, its better to book in advance. The place is open from 9AM - 4PM and best time to view the Visayan Leopard Cat is around 3:00PM - 4:00PM (they are nocturnal animals and will come out of hiding early afternoon). This is the best location to get up close and personal to the world's most threatened wildlife. The center is close on Sundays and holidays.

Thank Jungle_flycatcher
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