Welcome to the Ark (Avilon)

The Bible tells us of a large vessel, an ark built by Noah as commanded to him by God as a means for him, his family, and the animals to be safe from the rains and the floods that God sent to submerge the earth. Even in modern standards, the size of this ark is huge, huge enough to accommodate the various pairs of species of animals, big and small.

The story of Noah’s ark has been one of those Bible stories that has captured the imagination of generations. It’s this particular inspiration that has led to the country’s first indoor zoo: the Ark Avilon.

If the name sounds familiar, it is because Ark Avilon is built and managed by the same people behind the Avilon Zoo, the largest zoological park in the Philippines located outside Metro Manila. Opened on 2007, it also serves as Avilon’s metropolitan link, especially for those who do not have the means to go far to see Avilon Zoo.

More than just an indoor zoo, it also serves as an interactive zoo where one can get to interact with a number of animals. You can pose with them for photos or even feed them. (for a fee)

It’s also a nice touch to see some indoor greenery as well to complete the indoor nature experience.

You may find the Ark Avilon experience a bit different, not to mention more expensive compared to, say, Manila Zoo. But if you love and care for animals, this is a place one should not miss.

Ark Avilon is located right in the Frontera Verde commercial district at the corner of Ortigas Avenue and E. Rodriguez Jr. Ave./C-5. For more information, you can visit


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