News and Updates
CEBU OCEAN PARK IS REOPENING
After being closed to guests since April, Cebu Ocean Park is set to reopen to the public on Thursday, November 5th. “We are thrilled to welcome our guests back,” said Hitesh Sampat, General Manager of Cebu Ocean Park.
Guests will have the opportunity to once again experience the wonders of wildlife with their families, stroll amongst diverse habitats, take part in fun, educational activities and visit the Park’s newest residents: baby bearded dragons, and moray eels, all of whom were born during the lockdown.
Guests are also encouraged to stay connected online by tuning into the park’s weekly facebook livestream, which comes with a fun quiz for viewers to test their knowledge.
“At Cebu Ocean Park, we provide a safe and educational experience made for all ages, where they can learn about the magic of animal life.” said Andrea Bruno, the parks’s operation’s manager. “It might feel different from past visits but I‘m confident that our Cebu Ocean Park family – guests, staff – will help us make ‘different’ feel awesome.”
Cebu Ocean Park will limit visitor capacity and implement health and safety measures recommended by state and local officials to provide a safe environment for humans and animals alike.
The Park’s safety measures include:
- Mandatory safe distancing measures
- Contact Tracing Application: mandatory check in and out of guests
- Temperature screenings
- Increasing the number of sanitizing stations
- Maintaining robust cleaning routines
- Mandatory face masks for staff and guests alike
“As Cebu Ocean Park reopens to guests, it’s true that we will be faced with a new normal,” said Bruno. “ But, with this, we will be able to showcase our strength, resilience and dedication to the community. Welcome back!”
The Park will open weekly from Thursday to Sunday : 9AM -6PM.
The ABCs of Lories
Lo and behold, one of the cheekiest and most colorful parrot species there is – the Rainbow Lorikeet! This playful bird carelessly flaunts a multicolored plumage that matches some of the colors of the rainbow; hence, the name! Along with its vibrantly colored feathers is a bright red beak and a brush-like tongue to help it feed on its favorite food which are nectar and pollen. Now, Cebu Ocean Park brings you these bubbly feathered friends; as well as the chance to feed them by hand!
However, there are still some ground rules once you’re in our Lory Loft. Here are a few do’s and don’ts to keep in mind:
DON’T pick up the little lories.
Picking up or grabbing the Rainbow Lorikeets is strictly prohibited. The park, however, allows you to touch and feed them.
DO handle them with care.
These birds trust you enough to go near you. However, they are highly delicate so please handle them with care!
DON’T force them for a pretty photo.
Rash movements and noise are highly discouraged. You’re only gonna end up scaring them away.
DO let them perch on you on their own.
Allow them to go near you at their own pace and discretion. Once they’re perched on or near you, you can take as many photos as you want!
DON’T feed them anything aside from the Park-prepared nectar.
Feeding them other food aside from nectar may damage their highly sensitive beak and brush-like tongue.
DO feed them Park-prepared nectar.
The only thing you’re allowed to feed them is the nectar prepared by the park.
DON’T tease or trick the birds with food.
Offering your hand makes them think you’re feeding them. Teasing the bird with food is also not allowed.
DO let them eat peacefully.
If you have nectar, just let them eat peacefully without disturbing them. Nobody likes to be disturbed while eating.
DON’T be rowdy in our Lory Loft.
Aside from scaring the birds, you might ruin other people’s chance of feeding them. Of course, you don’t want to stand in the way of people’s precious moments in our Lory Loft!
DO mind one’s manners and behave properly.
Observe proper conduct and be sensitive to the birds, as well as the people around you. Once you do, you’d be able to make the most out of your Lory Loft trip, and most especially, your Cebu Ocean Park journey!
To learn more about Cebu Ocean Park and our Rainbow Lorikeets, visit this link.