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Center for Tropical Studies (CENTROP)

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An nature spot that was a surprise to find

A friend took me here as I had no idea that it even existed. Some very interesting things to see... read more

Reviewed August 19, 2018
Masbate Province, Philippines
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 March 21, 2018
Exeter, United Kingdom
via mobile
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Silliman University, Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental, Philippines
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed September 27, 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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Reviewed July 7, 2011

One can't help but admire the many full-grown trees as this place was started in the 60's by a botanist, Prof. Alfredo Y. Reyes (aptly named after him )- as a tree planting project. It later became a captive breeding center for the Phil. Spotted...More

10  Thank cebuana51347
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Reviewed August 19, 2018

A friend took me here as I had no idea that it even existed. Some very interesting things to see including a set of pretty big alligators. A peaceful, green place not too far away from downtown that is worth a visit.

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Reviewed June 25, 2018

It's a sanctuary for animals in the heart of Dumaguete. Fauna and flora are rich; you can feel the greenness in every tree. Such a breath of fresh air. Resident deer are simply playful and carefree. They thrive in number.

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Reviewed March 21, 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 helenmarie88
Reviewed February 9, 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

Thank jstevens
Reviewed January 19, 2018

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

Thank Guenther V
Reviewed December 27, 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
Reviewed March 24, 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
Reviewed January 28, 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
Reviewed January 24, 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
Reviewed August 9, 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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