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Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Baguio City eyes P400-M zoo at the Botanical Garden

Cordillera - Animal lovers will no longer travel far outside  Baguio or Cordillera just to see their favorite animals as the city government is studying the plan of putting up a zoo in the city.

Avilon Wildlife Conservation foundation had recently submitted a proposal to put up a 7.5 hectare zoo inside a 3.8 hectare portion of the Botanical Garden according to the Baguio Public Information website. 

In order to cover the proposed 7.5 hectare, Avilon said it will build an elevated walkways around the zoo for the viewing public to be able to see all the animals. 

Avilon Zoo is currently the largest zoological institution in the Philippines and responsible for building the 19 acre zoo facility in Rodriguez, Rizal. 

The Avilon Zoo in Rizal houses more than 3,000 specimens of exotic wildlife representing more than 600 species of birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, freshwater fishes and invertebrates. 

The foundation wanted to establish similar zoological sanctuary in the North. 

It said that the city government is going to earn income through the lease, amusement and other taxes when the zoo will be operational. 

Baguio Mayor Benjamin Magalong, however, requested the proponents to consider putting up the zoo in the wider city property in the Sto. Thomas area so that it will fit the zoo area requirement of 7.5 hectare.

According to the Baguio Public Information website, the city government is waiting for the foundation's decision regarding Mayor Magalong's request to submit another proposal for the zoo to be built in Sto. Tomas instead of the Botanical Garden. 


Unknown said...

why not conservatory for wild animals in the cordilleras? why would we adopt foreign animals which are high maintenance?,,, just thinking

Unknown said...

This is the worst idea ever. Who thought this up? Other countries are already closing their zoos, tas we're going to put one up here? How benighted!!!!

usi said...

True animal lovers would not want this idea. Ay asis kababain if ever this will push through

Anonymous said...

No please! Big big NO! These beautiful animals belong in the wild, not enclosed for life in cages to be gawked at and made money from. Where is humanity? Shame!

Anonymous said...

I agree with you. I'm not into zoo thing as well.

Anonymous said...

No! These animals need to be in their natural habitats not in zoo. Baguio is too crowded and dirty already, especially when tourists are here

Anonymous said...

Santo Tomas is good, good for picnic areas too, more waste, more pollution, more money, more people, economic stability, economic sabotage, commendation on Leadership, comment on leadership, people people people, no safe place for the wilds, and no wilds for the safe people. If you do good, you are wrong, if you do wrong, you do good. Ikabil yo man dayta nga zoo or haan, parehas lang, parehas lang sayang ti tiempo. - Uncle Lampitok

Jame Miles said...
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Anonymous said...

Wrong pitch to all the true animal lovers. Tsk tsk smh

Jean Bomowey said...

Is putting wild animals in cages and fences called love these animals?weh😥

Jean Bomowey said...

Is putting wild animals in cages and fences called love to such?weh😥

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