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    Zoo in Pililla, Rizal: Lyger Animal Sanctuary/Tiger Holding Facility

    A few months old public aquarium and zoo in Pililla, Rizal was visited unplanned by Tutubi recently when he noticed a sign leading to the zoo/aquarium along the highway of Pililla, Rizal just after passing by the twisties from Laguna and the 54 MW Pililla Wind Farm.


    Animals to see include lions, tigers, ligers/lygers, camels, sheep, birds, peacocks, civet cat (alamid), deer, boars, monkeys, ducks, sorry no elephants and giraffes and hippopotamuses and dinosaurs and velociraptors :)

    a sleeping civet cat (alamid), the one who can make your exotic kopi luwak/kape alamid/civet cat coffee

    a dromedary (single hump camel)

    you can ride a boat for PhP100 for 15 minutes, then feed the mighty ducks in the small shallow lagoon



    a cute kid enjoying mini-horses (i call them hobbit horses or puny ponies)

    the resident star of the zoo are these sleeping ligers/lyger that are really huge. Ligers are hybrid cross between a male lion (Panthera leo) and a female tiger, a tigress (Panthera tigris)

    Other facilities include a small aquarium, canteen above the lagoon but snacks only, ample parking space, simple toilets.

    Lyger Animal Sanctuary/Tiger Holding Facility

    Operating Hours:
    Open daily from 8:30am to 5:30pm

    Entrance Fees/Admission:
    PhP200 Adults and Kids above 7 yrs old
    PhP160 Senior Citizens and Kids 2 to 7 yrs old
    Kids below 2 yrs old Free

    Contact numbers: +63.915.308.8398;
    Telephone Number: +63.5024294

    How to get there:

    Driving Directions: if you know the way via Antipolo, Teresa, Morong, Baras Tanay then Pililla
    or Via Cainta, Taytay, Angono, Binangonan, Cardona, Morong, Baras, Tanay Pililla

    Commuting to Pililla, Rizal:

    From EDSA Crossing (either Starmall or EDSA Central), board a jeepney to Tanay, Rizal.
    In Tanay, transfer to another jeepney to Siniloan, Laguna but ask to be dropped off in Pililla near the highway junction where you take a tricycle to Lyger Animal Sanctuary.

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