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Center for Tropical Studies (CENTROP)

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Silliman University, Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental, Philippines
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A worthy project and safe place for endangered animals

Had a personal tour by the manager of the Zoo Lou Jean who talked to us about each of the animals... read more

Reviewed 21 March 2018
Helen F
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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Conservation project without the budget

We visited the zoo and you could see straight away the zoo doesn't have enough funds to do the work... read more

Reviewed 10 February 2018
jstevens
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Devon, England
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Silliman University, Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental, Philippines
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Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

Had a personal tour by the manager of the Zoo Lou Jean who talked to us about each of the animals and how in the 19years he has worked there has been caring as best possible for the animals with such a small budget given...More

Thank Helen F
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Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

We visited the zoo and you could see straight away the zoo doesn't have enough funds to do the work they do. Many unique animals are kept here, most have been confiscated from people keeping them illegally or have been given to the zoo to...More

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Reviewed 19 January 2018

The Zoo is interesting, they explained all very well and for a small fee only. Worth seeing some native species

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Reviewed 27 December 2017

Place at the end of an empty street without any signs. You can see some endangered species there but their surroundings are really sad, probably due to lack of funding (entrance is only 10PHP). When it's raining, it gets muddy, but there are walkways. We...More

Thank mmateoo
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Reviewed 24 March 2016

Sillman University Centrop Tropical Studies Center On my Dumaguete City map (provided by the city tourist office, main plaza) there was a place north of the Silliman University athletic field labeled Centrop Botanical Garden. While the place densely forested with trees and some smaller plant,...More

5  Thank Bill E
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Reviewed 28 January 2016

The enclosures are the saddest thing I have ever seen. Monkeys going up and down, up and down, up and down, the same pattern over and over again in their little cages. Birds of prey in small cages with bird poo all over them, only...More

5  Thank LeavingHolland
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Reviewed 25 January 2016 via mobile

The guys working there make a good effort, I think. But all animals appear to have some neurotic thing from the terrible enclosures they're in. If you want a happy afternoon seeing nice and fun animals this is not the place to go. On the...More

1  Thank Arnandegans
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Reviewed 9 August 2015

I was able to walk to CENTROP from my hostel. However, the entrance is at the end of a long street off the main road so you almost think you've gotten lost. The entrance fee is quite low. I went expecting there only to be...More

3  Thank Laura F
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Reviewed 30 June 2015

The Center for Tropical Studies ( or CenTrop for short), formally known as the A.Y. REYES ZOOLOGICAL AND BOTANICAL GARDEN, is under the jurisdiction and care of the Silliman University. It is not contiguous to the main campus so you need to take a tricycle...More

Thank LSSantos
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Reviewed 27 September 2014 via mobile

Visited the Centrop zoo as aside from eating, drinking and venturing out of the city, there isn't too much to do in Damuguete city. At first the enclosure looks run down and neglected but after one of the local volunteers approached us and gave us...More

5  Thank Scook84
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