Animals

Zoos in Metro Manila

Scouring the web, I chanced upon the following interesting blog posts about the Philippines . . .

There’s a zoo in Pasig?

I always thought that Metro Manila only had two zoos – the Manila Zoo and the Malabon zoo. Comes out that there is another zoo in Pasig called Ark Avilon Zoo.

Ladylaglag has a blog post about it, where apparently there is a tame orang-utan named Jenny. You can take pics beside Jenny!

Manila Zoo needs help

And talking about Manila Zoo, I saw pics from Fiona Macuaig’s blog and our zoo is in serious need of a makeover! It’s depressing!

 

After some further digging, I found out that Fiona had setup an organisation called Excellence in World Zoos, whose aim is to “instigate change in developing countries zoos and to share best practice from the better zoos in the world being Australia, America and Europe.” She did mention in the post that the Manila Zoo has promise.

The Zoo has some good fundamentals to work with – centrally located, easy to walk around, a good selection of animals but it needs some repair, maintenance and upgrade + better information provided to the vets to ensure best practice of animal husbandry is provided.

I am hoping she gets funding and works to improve our dear Manila Zoo!

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Pet Zoo

Japanese Pet Zoo

Japanese Pet Zoo

Whenever my wife travels for leisure, she wants to visit places with animals whether it’s a zoo, sanctuary, pet shop, cat cafe or animal shelter. In Japan, a pet store is called a Pet Zoo. I didn’t quite get it at first but… I guess. One can pet the animals and purchase assorted animals from dogs to goats (as you can see in this picture). Aw, can’t you see the smile in my wife’s face. She is sooo happy! I can truly say my wife loves animals, that’s why she married an animal like me…ROAR!!!