The largest zoological park in the Philippines with regards to collection of animals and land area, the Avilon Zoo is located in Barrio San Isidrom, a picturesque valley in Rodriguez. Home to over 600 species of amphibians, reptiles, mammals, birds, invertebrates and freshwater fishes, the facility is spread across 7.5 hectares. Housing a diverse collection of plants in addition to native fauna, the zoo seeks to become one of the premiere wildlife facilities in Southeast Asia. Most of its fauna have been successfully bred in captivity owing to its Ex Situ Conservation programs.
The non-profit organization, Avilon Wildlife Conservation Foundation is dedicated to greatly contributing to the wildlife conservation efforts in Philippines, through a selection of preservation and educational programs. In addition to the Avilon Zoo in Rodriguez, the foundation also runs Ark Avilon Zoo located in Pasig City.
Visitors to Avilon Zoo can take part in educational field trips and guided tours which provide the ideal opportunity of learning about wildlife. Guests are also encouraged to try their hand at feeding animals such as deer, wild horses, giant tortoises, exotic water fowl and arapaimas. Aside from feeding them, there are other exciting ways of interacting with some of the zoo’s friendly and talented creatures. The facility combines technology, animal habitats, innovative architecture and plants to provide the best possible living conditions for its inhabitants.
Noted for being Philippines’ only interactive indoor zoo, Ark Avilion Zoo resembles Noah’s Ark. It nurtures a wide variety of exotic wildlife including Victoria crowned pigeon, sulcata tortoises, red-vented cockatoos, Philippine serpent eagle, pirarucus, black-eared marmosets, sun bear, jaguar, white tiger and more. An ideal attraction for the whole family, here you can learn about conservation and appreciate nature’s beauty while having fun! Also keep in mind to experience up close and personal encounters with Arthur the English Sheepdog, Waki the Bearcat and Colin the Bornean Orangutan!
Travellers seeking to visit such attractions can base themselves at a Manila five star hotel such as The Peninsula Manila. Affording an experience of superior comforts coupled with warm hospitality, it is a gem among Manila hotels ensuring a pleasurable stay for holidaymakers and corporate travellers.
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