Sunday, October 23, 2016

Visiting Zoobic Safari in Subic Freeport Zone to see the tigons and ligers

Visiting Zoobic Safari in Subic Freeport Zone to see the tigons and ligers
Visiting Zoobic Safari in Subic Freeport Zone
to see the tigons and ligers

This post is about visiting Zoobic Safari in Subic Freeport Zone to see the tigons and ligers. PATRICIA CENDA√ĎA experiences Subic Bay Freeport Zone anew with childlike wonder.  She wrote:

"Neema, the Liger, prowled inside the cage, her tail flickering each time she reached a dead end. The chattering of the tour group behind us became background noise compared to the low growling sound she made.

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Neema glanced at us every other moment with intelligent upturned eyes, as if to ensure her prey was still there to catch once she finally found a chance to pounce. But perhaps that was just paranoia talking. At first glance, the sleek tawny fur and the proud shape of her face marked her as a lion.

But the dark stripes on her legs and belly identified her as something else— something unique.

VISITING ZOOBIC SAFARI
IN SUBIC FREEPORT ZONE:
THE DEFINITION OF A LIGER


A liger is a crossbreed of a male lion and a female tiger,” Jackie, our tour guide, explained as I continued to watch Neema from a safe distance. “They grow larger in size than both their parents combined.”

“Compared to Neema, the purebred lions lazily sprawled in their cages, blinking at us slowly before resting their chins back on their paws. For the longest time, Zoobic Safari has been known as “the only tiger safari in the Philippines,” and now the park had added a new attraction called the Lion Close Encounter.

VISITING ZOOBIC SAFARI
IN SUBIC FREEPORT ZONE:
LIGER VS. TIGON




It was only natural perhaps to have the liger and the tigon, two of the most popular feline predators of the animal kingdom in Zoobic Safari.

I hadn’t been to Zoobic Safari (zoobic.com.ph) since a school field trip long ago.



Admittedly, I didn’t have high expectations for this visit.

But seeing Neema certainly changed that and promised an exciting rediscovery of Subic Bay including visiting Zoobic Safari in Subic Freeport Zone, one of the top travel destinations in the Philippines, only a few hours’ drive from Manila.



LIGERS VS. TIGONS


Unlike ligers, tigons are a cross between male tigers and female lions. Tigons are smaller than both their parents. Both hybrid breeds are social cats that can produce both lion roars and tiger growls.

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