I’m pretty much sure that you’re familiar or at least have heard of Noah’s Ark story in the bible where Noah put pairs of animals in his Ark. Well, there’s an interesting zoo in Pasig City, Philippines – the Ark Avilon Zoo. Although this 2-storey Ark-shaped zoo is far from the real Noah’s Ark, still, it is one of the perfect places for kids and kids at heart to see animals up close.
Ark Avilon Zoo Location Map / How to get to Ark Avilon Zoo
Situated in Frontera Dr corner Road D, the zoo can be reached by foot from a nearby shopping center Tiendesitas. Just right beside the zoo is Fun Ranch, an attraction complex for kids.
Ark Avilon Rates
Regular rate is 300.00 Pesos
Children 3.5 ft. and below is 200.00 Pesos
20% discount for senior citizens and PWDs
Entrance area of the zoo
Ark Avilon is open everyday including holidays
Weekdays at 9:00 AM to 6: 00 PM
Weekends at 10 AM to 7:00 PM
The interior of the zoo is amazing. It seemed that the layout was carefully planned for a great “zoo” experience for kids and adults alike. Although the birds are in rope perches, it’s a relief not to see them in cages.
The super friendly and cute Jenny the Bornean Orangutan
Old English Sheepdogs
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Wild animals like Tiger, Panther and Puma also reside in the Ark.
Farm animals and some caged birds are in the second floor of the zoo.
Guests can also feed the animals (except for the wild ones lol)
Overall, the zoo is clean and well maintained. Animals seem to be loved and well taken care of. Zookeepers and staff are friendly.. and not to mention my favorite animal – Jenny the Orangutan. Being the Philippine’s first indoor zoo, Ark Avilon may lack real estate to accommodate huge animals like Giraf and Elephant, however the way the zoo let’s its guests interact with some of its animals makes the experience fun and memorable.
One Armed Wanderer
An IT Operations analyst by profession, Ed started solo traveling last year when his friends (who used to be his travel buddies) started settling down. Born with a short left arm, it did not hinder him to continue traveling and exploring the Philippines. He may have limitations but he is using what was given to him.. feet to walk and wander. (E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org / iMessage: email@example.com)