Mantianak Botanical Garden and Ecological Zoo is an eco-tourism site located at Sugbongcogon, Misamis Oriental which would take 1.5 hours travel time from Cagayan de Oro City.
I have already heard about this place every time I got a chance to visit my grandmother in Medina but I was not interested at first because of its name. I felt like it’s a creepy place and my mind was already set to a ‘Tianak’, a vampire Philippine methodology creature that imitates the form of a child and once it is picked up by the victim, it reverts to its true form and attacks the victim. True enough, the name of the park was named after the town’s name Mantianak as the place was rumored to be a place of Tianaks.
Does the name scares you already? It’s not actually what you think it is.
|Me and my little cousin Zane|
|Me and Zane feeding the Doves.|
|Zane feeding the doves.|
|Zane and the little pony.|
|This white bird is very talkative.|
The tigers looked very calm but don't get near them as they will surely grab you.
I was so happy that I captured this peacock opening its wings while we were there.
There were ostriches too! However, they all look a bit malnourished.
There were also lots of rabbits in the place. My cousin took her time playing with these little creatures.
Mantianak Zoo is managed by the Municipality of Sugbongcogon. If you plan to visit this place kindly take note of the entrance fees, for adults is Php 100 and children is Php 50. Discounts are given for educational tour purposes.
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