4 Zoos to explore in Philippines
The Philippines, island country of Southeast Asia in the western Pacific Ocean. It is an archipelago consisting of some 7,100 islands and islets lying about 500 miles off the coast of Vietnam.
Avilon Zoo is a 7.5-hectare zoo located in Barrio San Isidro, Rodriguez, Rizal, Philippines. It is operated by the Avilon Wildlife Conservation Foundation, which also operates the Ark Avilon Zoo. It is currently the largest zoological institution in the Philippines in terms of land area and collection of animals.
A huge zoo cum resrot which was located in the heart of Ilocos sur and is also home for so many living beings. The Zoo was established by local politician and businessman, Chavit Singson. There is a trophy room which features the preserved remains of animals Chavit Singson hunted in various parts of the world. Singson intended the gallery for people of Ilocos so they could see exotic animals without going to Manila or outside the country.
Calauit Safari Park, a 3,700-hectare island off the coast of Palawan. It is home to various species of exotic African and endemic Palawan flora and fauna where hundreds of giraffes, elans, waterbucks, Calamian deer, monkeys, freshwater crocodiles, zebras, bearcats, bushbuck and a variety of birds roam freely. This tropical safari should not be missed on your visit to Coron.
Manila Zoo is located along Adriatico St., corner Quirino St., Manila, the main entrance of the zoo is fronting the Playground for Manila youth. It has a land area of 5.5 hectares and home to numerous species of fascinating animals for more than 50 years. It is a government-run animal theme park under the city of Manila.