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Avilon Zoo ia a popular zoo located in Barrio San Idiro, Rodriguez, Rizal, Philppines. The zoo is operated by the Avilon Wildlife Conservation Foundation, which also operates the Ark Avilon Zoo. It is 7,5 hectare area. The zoo has a diverse collection of Philippines' native fauna. It is a house of more than 3.000 animals, representing more than 600 species of birds, mammals, reptiles,amphibians, freshwater fishes, and invertebrates. Avilon Zoo offers visitors to have a guided tour and educational field trip to learn about wildlife. Conservation efforts are being done to preserve threatened species and to protect the animals. It is a worth place to visit when you have a tour in the city, especially when you are touring with kids. The zoo allows visitors to experience feeding animals like arapaimas, exotic water fowl, giant tortoises, wild horses, and deers. The visitors are also allowed to interact with the zoo's bunch of talented and friendly creatures.
Spending a day experiencing the collections of the zoo
Balara Filters Park is one of the oldest recreational parks in Quezon city. It is located just close to UP Diliman. The park is part of one of the main treatment facilities for water from La Mesa Dam, and it is considered as one of the most underrated destination in the city. It is 150 hectar area occupied by three swimming pools, a picnic grove, an amphiteatre, a windmill, and a playground. It is woth to stop off at this park enjoying the nature. It is free to experience and explore the whole Balara Filters Park. the place good to spend time and share love with your family and friends. When you have a tour at Quezon, this park is a must visit place.
Quezon City Memorial Circle is a beautiful park located in the heart of Quezon. It has a bit of everything for a whole day of fun for families and friends. The park is accessible from every part of the city. The entire circle is also free for public visitors. There are number of food stalls and picnic spots spread around the circle. It is fun for younger individuals down for a little adrenaline, such as biking and trying out the rides at World of Fun. Fortunately, you can find special events take place in the premisses which you and your family can enjoy together. It is free to experience the whole Quezon City Memorial Circle.
Quezonnis also called as 'Kaliraya', it is the most famous lake in the city, then the capital was transferred to the town of Tayabas, where the province gets its name. It was renamed to Quezon after the Wrld War II in honor of Manuel L. Quezon. Quezon Capitol is a famous building represents the World War II. It is best to visit the place during sunset and capture the reflection on the mad-made pond. You can enjoy the sky is bursting with golden color. There are many tourist visit the place for its beautiful building design.
How to Get Tickets?
You can get the ticket by directy purchase on the ticket desk avaiable in the site. You can find the ticketing desk in the area of entrance gate. The entrance ticket costs P700 for adults, P300 for children under 3.0 feet. It is 20% discount for senior citizens and PWD with ID card. Just present your improve postal ID card to get the discount if you are PWD or Citizen.
How To Get Around?
The best way to get around the museum is by taking a jeepney. It is a local transportation in Philippines. The jeep is beautifully decorated with paintings. It is worth to ride this popular transportation in the country. You can also getting around the zoo by taking a walk. You can find some tourist destinations around the zoo. Malabon Zoo, Chinesse Cemetry, Mindoro Beach, Rizal Shrine, Pasig River, Old Congress Building, Malacanang Palace, Chisou Spa. Those places are Avilon Zoo's nearby tourist destinations, you can get to those places by walking. Beside that, you can also get around the museum by taking the public transportations available in the city like bus, taxi, train, Uber Grab, or you can hire a car or motorbike. It would be fun to get around the museum. Dont forget to prepare your camera and snap some photos when you are getting around.
What Should I Wear?
There is no dress code when you have a tour in Avilon Zoo. The only thing that is important is you should wear comfortable shoes or sandals and stuff. Make sure you bring some sun screen protections like: sun block, sunglasses, hat, scarf, or face mask. It is comfortable to wear t-shirt, skirt, pants, dress, or light jacket.
Best Time to Visit
The best time to visit the zoo is in the morning when the zoo is recently opened, when there is no crowd in the area of the zoo. If you come around 11.00 a. m , the museum is started to crowd.
Will I Need a Guide?
Having a tour in Quezon City, you don't need any guide as long as you bring a map. Beside that, you can find all information you need in this website.
How To Get There?
Avilon Zoo is located at 9003 GP Sitio Gulod, San Isidro, 1860 Rodriguez, Rizal. If you are from Quaipo, you can reach the zoo by ride a jeepney. It is a traditional local public transportation. It is a decorated jeep. Jeepney is the most popular means of transportation in Philppines. Experiencing riding a jeepney is a must when you have a tour in Philippines. From the Quaipo you can take a jeepney or FX Bound to fairview. Then get off at Litex. From Litex you can take a jeep with signboard Montalban Rizal. Get off at Robinson Rizal then you can take Tricycle to the Avilon Zoo. It costs about P70 from Quaipo to the zoo. You can also take other public transportation to reach the zoo. There are taxi, bus, or you can hire car aor motor bike. Uber and Grab are also available in the city.
In the zoo, you are allowed to feed the animals. You can buy food for selected animals, then feed it. You are allowed to bring cameras, tripod, food, and drinks in the museum. The museum has spacious and free parking space. Avilon Zoo is open for visitors at 09.00 a. m to 06.00 p. m every weekdays. In the weekends including holidays it open at 08.00 a. m to 07.00 p. m.