A Wildlife Adventure (Part II)

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A Wildlife Adventure Part II 

(See the Birds and Other Animals Up Close)

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My previous post was focused mainly on the beauty of the surroundings of the Albay Park and Wildlife and the activities we can do while in the area. I also mentioned that Albay Park and Wildlife is the only zoo in Legazpi City. Please read the Part I of this blog post HERE

The area near the main entrance of the 5 hectares compound was designated for the children's playground and a place for group gatherings which could be dedicated for a family picnic and other purposes. There are several cottages which can be utilized for such activities. 

If you want to see the animals up close, you need to walk a little further at the back in order to reach the area designated for the homing of birds and various animals. You have to prepare yourself for a long walk along the trails in the elevated area under the giant trees. 

It's good to take a walk from time to time. Most of the time, I am in front of the computer and having this short break is an ideal thing to do. Perhaps it would be better if I would do this regularly. 


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At present, there are 10 different species of mammals in the park which include tigers, monkeys, wild boars, a miniature horse. There are also 99 avian creatures with 23 different species of owls, ostriches, Bengals, eagles, canaries, ground pigeons and many more.

The park also includes 11 various species of reptiles such as pythons, snakes, iguanas, crocodiles, exotic turtles and others. The preserved body of an 800-kg megamouth shark is a favorite attraction in the park which was recovered last year in the town of Albay’s west coast.

Source: Greenpulse.org 

If you are unfamiliar with the place, it would be favorable to have someone to guide you when visiting the animal cages. For some reason, no one was there to guide us during our visit. There were other visitors during that time, so we have to go to the area on our own where we can see the birds and other animals. Anyway, there were signs on the cages which we could refer to. 


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The mother deer inside the cage. I couldn't get a good shot because it keeps on moving around. 


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 Here are some of the Eagles inside their cage. Seems like waiting for someone to come or maybe they are just preparing for a good photoshoot.



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The Crown Pigeon. Obviously, it has a crown and that is maybe the reason why it was named Crown Pigeon. 



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There are several turtles in this mini pool.  It's time for them to take a bath. But I don't think the water is clean. 



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Then I found Sleeping Beauty. Oh no, it is a sleeping Lion! Shhh! You know, I am afraid of an ordinary dog, how much more with a Lion. Roar!!!

I noticed though that the lion is thin, maybe they should take care of it more. 


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This is Tommy, a 16-year old wild Bengal who was donated to the Albay Pak and Wildlife by a private owner when it was only 4 years old.  That look!

On the overall...

I have to say in terms of the zoo, Albay Park and Wildlife is still far from being the best.  There are still improvements which need to be done in order to achieve a good place for visiting as well as the condition of the animals that are within the care of the province. I also saw a butterfly signage but there was no butterfly in the area.  I'm not sure what happened. 

The place required more cleaning and maintenance to be done because at present I can see that the cages are so dirty which is not safe for the animals as well as to the people visiting the place. 

Before I end this blog post, allow me to share with you this video from GMA showing how Doc Nielsen Donato, a veterinarian treated Tommy, the Bengal Tiger because of an infection caused by its growing nails.


Video Credits: GMA Public Affairs

The video was originally aired on January 27, 2018, at the station mentioned herein under the program, Born to be Wild.

The video shows how Doc Nielsen treated a wild and aggressive tiger on its infection caused by its nail which is continuously growing.  The doctor decided to give Tommy antibiotics in order to prevent the infection from spreading. The first attempt failed because the syringe needle bent upon landing on the tiger's body. They need to repeat the process and thankfully, the second attempt was already successful.

When we saw Tommy during our visit, it seems that it is already doing fine. There was another tiger in another cage, a much younger one. All in all, there are two tigers in the Albay Park and Wildlife.  

Thank you, everyone, for visiting and reading my post. Stay tuned for more blog posts. Have a great day! 

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