Saturday, August 23, 2014

Kinder Zoo Opens Inside Manila Zoo

A young turtle is one of the animals inside the new Kinder Zoo at the Manila
Zoo complex. Manila Bulletin
Kinder Zoo Adventure Jungle, a private zoological and theme park inside the facility of Manila Zoo along Adriatico Street corner Quirino Avenue in the City of Manila opened its doors again to the media. KZAJ highlighted two of its famous residents, the tortoise and the hyacinth macaw.

At Kinder Zoo Adventure Jungle, the 50-year-old “Mr. T” (Sulcata tortoise) is a land dwelling turtle. The sulcata can live over 100 years old, and its shell will grow to over one meter in length and weigh over 40 kilos.

These tortoises eat grass, plants, and cactus. Unlike turtles, these tortoises are not shy and actually look forward to being with humans.

You can feed a sulcata in Kinder Zoo. Watch how he easily breaks a carrot in two. Just be careful of his sharp beak, but he will not bite on purpose. Kinder Zoo Adventure Jungle is successful in breeding these tortoises.

Kinder Zoo Adventure Jungle is proud to conserve seven hyacinth macaw or hyacinthine macaw. These macaws are the largest macaw breed or largest flying parrot in the world. It is a parrot native to Brazil.

These parrots are considered endangered numbering approximately 4000 in the wild. Hyacinth macaws are known as the clowns of the parrot family due to its yellow skin that looks like they are constantly smiling and their natural disposition of being inquisitive and playful.

Visit these gigantic creatures in their aviary and watch how they will fly to you as you stand by their cage. You can experience feeding these wonderful creatures. Just be careful of their beak. They are so powerful with a crushing strength of 3000 lbs. per inch. Your finger will be like a matchstick to them.

These seven macaws have been in a big aviary for the past five years to make them grow and mature. Sometime this year, Kinder Zoo will no longer display the macaws who have paired up and will set them up for breeding it its new breeding facility. Kinder Zoo Adventure Jungle's advocacy is to breed these endangered animals.

Kinder Zoo Adventure Jungle is an interactive zoological facility. Most of the exotic animals on site can be fed or held.

It is a rewarding experience where visitors go home with a greater appreciation for endangered animals. Group and educational tours may be accommodated. There is also a facility for birthday parties and special events.

Kinder Zoo Adventure Jungle is located inside the compound of the Manila Zoo, M. Adriatico St. cor. Pres. Quirino Ave., Manila City. Visitors will have to enter Manila Zoo to be able to purchase an entrance ticket to Kinder Zoo Adventure Jungle.

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