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“Small, but fun & relaxing” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Botolan Wildlife Farm

Botolan Wildlife Farm
San Juan, Botolan, Luzon 2202, Philippines
091 7734 2206
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Ranked #2 of 4 things to do in Botolan
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Owner description: A top class wildlife sanctuary located in the heart of Zambales. This family run farm offers a pleasant and interesting stay for people of any age including schools and large groups. On site accommodation is available upon reservation. A must visit tourist and educational attraction that is unique in its location and quality.
Manila, Philippines
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Small, but fun & relaxing”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

For a pretty small operation, the place is impressive with its collection of wildlife animals. Despite their cages, I think being surrounded by nature helps the animals relax, unlike some zoos that are located in the middle of the city and creates a stressful environment for them. I like the idea that you can go around on your own, but the staff (few as they are) are friendly and are willing to chat with you. There are picnic areas where you can stay in (already part of the entrance fee), and you are expected to clean up after you. We weren't able to explore the whole place and we definitely missed the snakes. Be careful of the ostriches: They roam about freely and may swipe at your lunch. Harmless creatures though.

I also like the idea that the farm works with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources to take in injured wildlife animals, take care of them then release them to the wild. I hope the farm will open up for volunteers and partnership with other groups of similar interests to help improve the facilities.

Visited January 2013
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Sacramento, California
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“Too cool”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2012

OK, it's not the San Diego Wild Animal Park in terms of volume, but in some ways it is better. This is a family run operation, very inexpensive, and they basically just leave you alone to roam around the place. Philippine deer, ostriches, a tiger, snakes, turtles, and a pot bellied pig that thinks he owns the place. I wouldn't make a long trip to go here, but if you are in the area I think it is well worth a visit, especially with children.

Visited February 2012
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