Subic is a municipality in the province of Zambales, located along the northern coast of Subic Bay in the Philippines. According to the census of May 2010, it has a population of 89,724 and a 1st class Income classification.
Like Iba, the provincial capital, and neighboring Olongapo City, Subic is also a fast growing municipality and expected to become a component city. It is a former home of one of the largest US military facilities outside of the US mainland, the Subic Bay Naval Base.
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Zoobic Safari is part of Residence Inn's chain of zoo cum resort businesses. At present, the company operates Residence Inn Tagaytay and Safari de Oro in Bukidnon. These two existing zoo/resort sites are being used as venue for educational trips, family outing and gatherings and company functions. The group also runs the Residence Inn Blu Bianco Hotel located in Clarkfield, Pampanga which has 46 Safari-inspired rooms. At its best, the Zoobic Safari will feature a Tiger Safari, a Petting Zoo, a Crocodile Farm, a Serpentarium, a Picnic ground, a Coffee Shop and a Safari Village.
The Tiger Safari, one of the highlights of the park, will showcase more than a dozen of deep golden-eyed tigers. The Residence Inn group has its own tiger cubs breeding facility.
The Petting Zoo will allow visitors to have a wonderful time with diverse exotic animals roaming and frolicking in their natural habitat. Not to mention the exhilarating sight of colorful birds and other Philippines' best animal collections shipped all the way from Palawan to Subic. The Crocodile Farm will put on view the thick-skinned long-bodied carnivorous reptiles of the tropical waters while Serpentarium, as its name suggests, will present a wide array of snake breeds.
The Safari-inspired picnic cottages can be rented out to guests so they can savor the sumptuous meal being offered at the Coffee Shop while enjoying the view of serene forest terrains and well-trimmed grasslands.
The Safari Village, which will be opened in the first half of 2007, will offer 12 cottages with five-star amenities, perfect for families and groups who would want to stay overnight in the theme park.
- Dolphin Friends Show and Sea Lion Marine Patrol are shows where dolphins and sea lions perform tricks and play.
- Walk on the Wild Side is a forest experience which introduces visitors to forest animals like birds, mammals, and bats.
- Ocean Discovery Aquarium showcases the diversity of marine life through wall aquariums that show coral reefs, schools of fish, mangroves, and other forms of marine life.
- Animal encounter experiences allow visitors to personally swim and dive with dolphins and whales. Inclusive of entrance fee, a dive encounter costs P4250, while a swim encounter costs P2500. Visitors may also have photo sessions with dolphins, whales, and sea lions, which cost from P350 to P800.
"Recreational-oriented" Adventure Parks / Ropes Courses are usually designed for a larger volume of visitors. They do not follow a specific educational concept, but see the individual, physical and mental challenge as a predominantly recreational activity. Neither climbing techniques nor special/specific physical fitness experience are necessary. Typical slogans are: Have Fun, Test your Courage, Overcome your Own Fears, Be Outside, Be in the Nature, Do some Physical Activities, etc.
In an Adventure Park, the visitors independently run a variety of trails of increasing difficulty levels. Each trail consists of several poles or trees that are connected by different acrobatic elements or zip-lines. For the safety of the visitors, a belay system is required for the high elements/trails.