The Avilon Zoo in Rizal is asking for the public’s help in providing food and veterinary services to its animals.
In a Facebook post, the Avilon Wildlife Conservation Foundation, which operates Avilon Zoo, said that while they are exerting their best effort to provide for the animals under their care, they are also experiencing challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“While under quarantine, we in Avilon Zoo exert our best effort to provide for the needs and welfare of all life under our care. We must admit though, that it is quite challenging to maintain good quality animal care and veterinary services in this extraordinary time,” according to the post.
The zoo is appealing for financial aid by selling non-expiring admission tickets, which can be purchased on its website. The tickets, priced at Php600, can be used at any date after the quarantine ends.
“Online admission tickets do not expire and can be used [at] any date as soon as quarantine restrictions are lifted. Avail as much as you can and help us continue to provide for our animals and the people taking care of them,” the post read.
Located in Rodriguez, Rizal, the 7.5-hectare facility houses more than 3,000 exotic animals. It also has a diverse collection of Philippine native and endemic fauna.
For more information, visit Avilon Zoo's Facebook page.