We Bought A Zoo — I Mean, We Went To A Zoo!

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?

see u later, alligator!

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…

white jaguar

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? :P

this pic reminds me of the movie Rio :)

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! :)

all this time, i've been using the phrase "eat like a bird" in the wrong way

the frogs are more advanced that we are in terms of the science of death

they may have warts... but they won't get cancer!

i want to be an armadillo... even for just a day

maybe that's why they laugh too much -- come to think of it, are the hyenas laughing or crying?

ok.. no comment!

The best feature of the zoo for me, was the “petting” area where you could touch the animals and feed them.

survivor series - animal version

the easter bunny wins!

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! :D

Happy Easter Sunday y’all!!! Hope you all have your own wonderful life memories to make this Easter and the days to come! :D

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)

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  5. Hey, cool! We were actually thinking of going over the long weekend, too! But my preggy ass was too sick plus we were worried about the scorching heat! At least we got to get a taste of it by reading your post :) Thanks for sharing! Looks like it was the best time to go, not too crowded! How long did it take you to tour the entire place?

    • hey yummy mummy, i guess it depends what activities your toddler would like to do :) we spent a lot of time at the feeding area. we were also fixated by the white jaguar, i think we spent a good 10 minutes watching him pace back and forth LOL. do let me know when you visit and i hope your toddler loves it as much as Baby Bear did :)

ni hao, thanks for reading. drop me a line, xie xie! =)

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