Opposite the hospital is this small zoo and research centre housing 16 species of indigenous mammals, reptiles and birds, including the critically endangered Negros bleeding-heart pigeon, Philippine spotted deer (only found on Negros and Panay) and the Visayan warty pig. Donations are appreciated, and needed, as conditions are worrisome.

Cetrop plans to relocate to Valencia in 2018.

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Nearby Dumaguete attractions

2. Rizal Boulevard

0.93 MILES

While Filipino cities aren't generally known for their beauty or charm, Dumaguete's waterfront promenade along Rizal Blvd is an exception to the rule…

4. Bell Tower

1.07 MILES

An imposing landmark, this coral-stone tower was built between 1754–76, with the top layer or campanario (the part with the bell) added in 1867. Locals…

5. Cata-al War Memorabilia Museum

4.63 MILES

Homespun and eccentric, a reflection of the museum's owner, this collection of WWII-era relics is housed in a private residence on the outskirts of town…

6. Pulangbato Falls

7.54 MILES

The water flowing away and around the edges of the pool at the base of the falls is coloured red from the river's rocks. It's a developed site with a…

7. Casaroro Falls

7.98 MILES

These glorious 30m-high falls, 4km from Valencia, are most refreshing after the challenging trek to reach them. After climbing down the 335 steps, the…

8. Twin Lakes National Park

8.87 MILES

About 20km northwest of Dumaguete, the twin crater lakes of Balinsasayao and Danao offer some wonderfully scenic hiking. The area is virgin forest and…