I am all Barney-ed out! Baby Bears’ current fave is the Old MacDonald Had A Farm episode. She recently spends so much time in front of the TV… I worry she may not be learning and experiencing life that much. So, we decided to change things and went to the zoo… talk about spontaneous!
Surprise, suprise, there is a zoo in the middle of the city. We went to Ark Avilon Zoo, Pasig. It’s just beside Fun Ranch and Tiendesitas. The entrance fee is at P300 per head, roughly around $6. Baby Bear of course, has free admission. This is just a mini version of the Avilon Zoo in Montalban, but it did not disappoint. We were able to see a lot of animals and surprisingly, the animals looked clean and the zoo wasn’t stinky at all.
There were alligators, or was it crocodiles?
Lots of exotic birds, fishes, and snakes, — yikes!I actually felt like we were “going on a jungle adventure” (as the Barney song goes). Here is the wildest of ‘em all…
There’s a little pond where the kids can feed the fishies and just beside them, there are a lot of exotic birds. You can take pictures with them but frankly, I’m a bit afraid of pecking animals… maybe because I got pecked by a chicken when i was little?
I also took pictures of a lot of farm animals but I will not post them anymore as they are simply too many and might make my blog too picture-heavy. I can’t resist though, but I just simply have to post the very curious signs that I found all around the zoo. Some of them made me laugh, some of them were tidbits that made me go OOOOHHH!
The best feature of the zoo for me, was the “petting” area where you could touch the animals and feed them.
Even though Baby Bear probably didn’t understand what was going on, I think it was still a nice experience for her. She may not remember it, but maybe, just maybe, when she watches that portion in Barney, she will smile and recall her own version of a trip to the ‘farm’ :) Never too late to start making real life memories… in Baby Bears’ case — never too early!
Happy Easter Sunday y’all!!! Hope you all have your own wonderful life memories to make this Easter and the days to come!
For more information about the Ark Avilon Zoo, check out their FB page at http://www.facebook.com/arkavilonzoo#!/arkavilonzoo and yes, they are open on Black Saturday and Easter Sunday
Baby Bears’ favorite Barney clip (Old MacDonald Had A Farm)