Saturday, January 10, 2009
Ark of Avilon @ Tiendesita's
Most zoos are open so if the sun was scorching hot or if mother nature decided to make a downpour, the trip to the zoo would become unbearable. This was definitely not the case in Ark of Avilon. What I love most about this place was that all of the exhibits are right beside each other and very accessible and it was covered. This really helps when you have young children in tow. Since all the animals are near each other, the kids do not have to walk far and thus, they don't whine and complain. And there's no need to bring hats or umbrellas or rain coats so definitely less things to carry which definitely lessens the load for us, mothers =)
So on to the animals...all I can say is that for a two storey building (shaped as a boat)...WOW! They had a lion, white tiger, sun bear, puma, jaguar, orangutan (with whom you can take pictures), owl, a sheep dog, parrots, owl, eagle, snakes (I was a little disappointed with this because they were small), fish feeding pond, turkeys, chickens, mini horse, rabbits, and much more. The kids definitely had a blast. They especially enjoyed feeding the rabbits.
True, the zoo is quite small but for just P250/head, I think it is money well spent. The place is clean and well-maintained. The animals are healthy. And it's very accessible as it is located near Tiendesita's, beside Fun Ranch.