I was not prepared for this shoot, I got invited by fellow PiPhols while shooting the Ferraris at the NBC Tent. After having lunch, we proceeded to Avilon Zoo, it took us about an hour & a half drive to reach the place, Avilon Zoo is located in Bo. San Isidro, Rodriguez, Rizal (formerly Montalban). They boast of being the biggest zoo in the land & 3rd in the world, the vicinity measures a little over 7 hectares.
Avilon Zoo, literally means “Bird Land” (aves meaning bird & lon for land), which is so evident with their wide collection of birds big & small alike.
Although having such a name, the zoo does not limit itself with birds, I am amazed by their collectio of reptiles as well.
The cats are also present inside the zoo.
Thanks to Tynn for lending me his Nikkor 70~300mm D, I was able to capture this lion from afar. Whew! I miss my 70~300 lens! Bibili uli ako nyan! Promise!
What consumed much of our time are these primates, the keepers took them from their cages & gave us time to shoot & interact with these friendly animals.
This is an Orangutan named Jenny, she loves to swing with the boys. Women were warned about her attitude towards them.
After more than 4 hours of tour, by the way, our guide was great, she knows what she was doing. Going back, after 4 hours of tiring tour, I would say that the PhP208 (PhP160 basic entrance, PhP48 amusement tax) entrance fee was well worth it. Kids & adults will really enjoy & would learn from such experience.