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Center for Tropical Studies (CENTROP)

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Awesome Jungle in the City

The Center for Tropical Studies ( or CenTrop for short), formally known as the A.Y. REYES... read more

Reviewed June 29, 2015
LSSantos
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Quezon City, Philippines
Doing great work but limited by tiny resources

Visited the Centrop zoo as aside from eating, drinking and venturing out of the city, there isn't... read more

Reviewed September 27, 2014
Scook84
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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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Silliman University, Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental, Philippines
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Reviewed June 29, 2015

The Center for Tropical Studies ( or CenTrop for short), formally known as the A.Y. REYES ZOOLOGICAL AND BOTANICAL GARDEN, is under the jurisdiction and care of the Silliman University. It is not contiguous to the main campus so you need to take a tricycle...More

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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
Reviewed September 5, 2014

The CENTROP of Silliman Universiity in Dumaguete City isn't really a zoo, but a conservation haven and a home for species of animals that have been found to be dwindling in number either due to over hunting or destruction of their natural habitats.

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Reviewed July 13, 2013

We were not really impressed with the wild life, yup crocodiles were basking alright. The giant clams were interesting, the whale bones . . . they need to be cleaned. The highlight here is early afternoon swim at the adjacent Silliman beach. With fine black...More

5  Thank chabudot
Reviewed September 18, 2012

Having visited Dumaguete many times, I was aware of CENTROP, but had always avoided due to my usual dislike of zoos and captive animals. However having a free afternoon, with not much going on, my wife [a Dumaguete local] and I decided to take a...More

6  Thank PHoenix242
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

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