Arc of Avilon

37 Jesus said to his disciplines: “As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. 38 In those days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, merry making and giving in marriage, up to the day that Noah entered the ark. 39 They did not know until the flood came and carried them all away.

So will it be also at the coming of the Son of Man. 40 Two men will be out in the field; one will be taken, and one will be left. 41 Two women will be grinding at the mill; one will be taken, and one will be left. 42 Therefore, stay awake! For you do not know on which day your Lord will come. 43 Be sure of this: if the master of the house had known the hour of night when the thief was coming, he would have stayed awake and not let his house be broken into. 44 So too, you also must be prepared, for at an hour you do not expect, the Son of Man will come.” (Matthew 24: 37-44)

This was the Sunday Gospel last Dec. 2 when Ark of Avilon soft opened to the public. Seeing it for the first time gives you a visual feel of Noah’s Ark. As we enter the huge facade, you’ll start to see the animals interacting with people similar with the setup of Kinder Zoo in Manila (beside the Manila Zoo). The days of Avilon Zoo’s Ark of Avilon has arrived (located beside Fun Ranch in Tiendesitas).

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Our favorite was Jenny Orangutan. She was playfully innocent and wants to interact with people.

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On one side of the ark, you can see one pair of puma, lion, jaguar, and tiger.

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The Albino Python was a little bit scary for Aidan.

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You can have a close encounter with the white breasted Sea Eagle.

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Anyone care for a donkey ride around the Ark?

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Brahminykite (commonly known as Lawin) and Philippine Eagle Owl

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Rufos Eagle, White Breasted Sea Eagle and Baby White Horse with Baby Aidan…

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Alligators under the bridge…

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On the other side of the ark, you can see the Silvery Gibbon Monkeys, Sunbear, Booted Macaque, Gullem and Orangutan.

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As you go up the second floor, you’ll see more birds and the soon to be famous butterfly cafe

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Turtoise similar to the ones we saw in Kinder Zoo.

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Coffee is served by Cafe Amadeo in the butterfly cafe. They said that butterflies only has a 7-10 day life so they constantly change the butterflies on a weekly basis.

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At first, Aidan was scared but some of the little girls showed Aidan that these creatures were harmless.

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Aidan kept on raving about these live interactions with the butterflies as we went home…

ENTRANCE FEE: 250/ head

By the way, thanks to Jojo Gloria for the tip!