My youngest son loves animals! He’s at that stage where all animals fascinate him. He even has a collection of animals so when I found a Metro Deal voucher for Ark Avilon Zoo at Frontera Verde Ortigas Ave I grabbed it and bought 5 for us to use on his birthday. I got up to 50% off (Php199.00) each voucher (Php400.00 value per voucher). I also got a deal on a Fun Ranch Ride-All-You-Can-Pass to use on the same day!
They have a good selection of animals although not as varied as I would have liked but of course I understand that with the constraints of space we shouldn’t expect to see a giraffe or an elephant. He was amazed by the animals he saw but was particularly interested in the huge white tiger which was a nice surprise.
We often sing the Old MacDonald Had A Farm song so my son was happy to see the goats, sheep, lizards and frogs.
If you’ve been to other local zoos the smell is pretty overpowering but at Ark Avilon Zoo it’s well kept and the animals taken care of. The Noah’s Ark like zoo has 2 levels which includes a restaurant upstairs which I believe is reserved for school tours and events. We were also lucky to go on the day we did because there weren’t too many people.
My brother and his family had gone to the Ark Avilon Zoo and recommended wearing the snake which my kids were excited about. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to do that because the snake would be displayed at a later time BUT they did get to take pictures with the adorable Jenny the Monkey.
There are quite a lot of pictures here but I hope it gives you an idea what to expect at the zoo and if it’s worth your while. We had a fun time and my son was all smiles when we left.
This reminded us of Harry Potter which we are huge fans of.
My husband and daughter, Kianna
That’s an alligator! It was hiding at first and slowly emerged.
A green snake and if you can see the white strip it’s the skin that it just shed!
Victoria Crowned Pigeon
Visayan Spotted Deer
Backside of a Shetland Pony
Bornean Pygmy Pigs
For Php50.00 you can feed some of the animals
My birthday boy, Jael and my daughter Kianna with the White Tiger
My husband and Kianna with Jenny the Monkey
My son, Bastian with Jenny the Monkey
Ark Avilon Zoo Ortigas is open from Monday-Friday (9am-6pm) & Saturday-Sunday (10am-7pm)
For inquiries call 706-2992.