Avilon Zoo is the largest in the Philippines with the land area of 7.5 hectares that serves as home to more than 3,000 species of exotic wildlife animals.
Animals found are composed of different reptiles, mammals, amphibians, birds, fresh water fishes and many more. Avilon is located in San Isidro, Rodriguez, Montalban Rizal.
Avilon Zoo Entrance Rate for 2014
Regular Rate : P500 per head
Kiddie Rate (3.5 feet below) : P300 per head
Weekdays 8:00am to 5:00 pm
Weekends including holidays 8:00am to 6:00pm
Here is the video of the bird show featuring ‘Bogchi’ a white breasted sea eagle, which I recorded during our visit in the place. Kids are very excited during the show, actually even the parents.
Currently the best zoo I’ve been after zoobic safari. It would take 2 hours to get around the whole place. Clean and spacious comfort rooms. Animals are well fed, occasionally there are cages that have foul smell but that’s normal I think.
According to our tour guide the zoo management is planning to acquire a giraffe soon. I notice they didn’t have an elephant, hippopotamus, and zebra. I was amazed to see that they do have hyena, black bears and meerkat which I can only see by watching National Geographic. Guests can interact with the animals, by buying food for selected animals and feed it by them. Free and spacious parking space.
How to get there
By public transportation
Avilon Zoo is located at 9003 GP Sitio Gulod, San Isidro, 1860 Rodriguez, Rizal, in the Philippines. If you’ll be coming from Quaipo you can ride jeep or fx bound to Fairview. Then get off at litex, from litex ride jeep with signboard montalban Rizal. Get off at Robinsons Rizal from there ride tricycle (Fare is around P70) going to the Avilon Zoo.
If you will be coming from other locations, I suggest that you send them inquiry using thru their phone and email details below.
To know more about the zoo, interested parties can call these numbers (+632) 948 3986, (+632) 948 9866, by fax (+632) 9418530. They can also send email using this address avilonzoo(at)gmail.com.
Avilon Zoo is accredited by Department of Tourism, South East Asian Zoos Association, Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and PhilZoos.
* Details from Avilon Zoo print ads and pictures were taken during our visit to the place