December 10, 2012

Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Nature Center

Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center

Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Nature Center is a 22.7 hectares park in the heart of Quezon City, Philippines. It is located along North Avenue and Quezon Avenue, both have vehicular and pedestrian entrances.

Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center

Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center is owned and operated by the national government  and it is open to everyone who wishes to visit. However, there's a small entrance fee, 8.00php or $0.20 to each individual and 5.00php or $0.12 to students and children.

Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center

The park is open everyday 8 AM until 5 PM. What you can find at Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Nature Center are Trails, Picnic Huts, Picnic Tables, Basketball Court, Volleyball Court, Tea House, Fishing Village, Gazebo, Craft Village, and Wildlife Rescue Center.

Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center

Best thing to do at this luscious green park is to have a nice walk or jog at the morning, play your favorite basketball, volleyball and badminton sports, a perfect bonding place with your family, relatives and friends wherein you can have a nice picnic with these beautiful landscape views, a nature themed photo-shoot location, and many more. 


Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center

If you plan to stay here for more than a couple of hours, be sure to bring water or any beverage and snack because I haven't noticed any store inside the park, also bring and umbrella with you or cap to protect you from the sun. 

Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center

Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center

Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center

Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center

Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center

Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center

Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center Wildlife Rescue Center

Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Nature Center is also the home of DENR Wildlife Rescue Center wherein rescued or captured animals were bought in here to receive proper attention and care given by the resident veterinarians or volunteers. And it also serves as a mini Zoo wherein children and adults can enjoy an educational experience.

Tiger

Two Female Tigers

Tiger

Tiger

Lawin

There are a lot of different kinds of birds, pheasant and fowls at Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Nature Center. Some of them are Philippine Eagle, Lawin, Crested Serpent Eagle, African Grey Parrot, Sulphur Crested Cockatoo, Violet-necked Lory, Rufous Hornbill, Red Sided Eclectus Parrot, Hill Myna, Philippine Eagle Owl and many more!

Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center

Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center

Crested Serpent Eagle

African Grey Parrot

Sulphur Crested Cockatoo

Violet-necked Lory

Rufous Hornbill

Red Sided Eclectus Parrot

Philippine Hill Myna

For me the most charming bird at Wildlife Rescue Center are the Hill Mynas from Palawan.  They are a bit showing off or papansin when we get near them.

Philippine Eagle Owl

Philippine Eagle

Peacock

Pheasant

Albino Burmese Python

You can also find good numbers of reptiles at Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Nature Center, from different snakes, lizards, turtle, crocodile, and many more.

Philippine Burmese Python

Saltwater Crocodile

Philippine Saltwater Crocodile

Philippine Sailfin Lizard

Philippine Monitor Lizard

Palawan Porcupine

Palawan Porcupine or Philippine Porcupine is an endemic species restricted in the Palawan Region. The outer covering of spines serve as its protection and defense system. Source: Wikipedia

Palawan Bear Cat

Binturong or Palawan Bearcat has sharp claws and teeth that easily rip through flesh. It can suspend itself by curling its strong prehensile tail around branches. Its vertically oriented pupil indicates that it is a nocturnal animal. Source: Wikipedia

Orange Iguana

Philippine Freshwater Turtle

Vervet Monkey

Pilandok

Pilandok or Philippine Mouse-Deer is a small, nocturnal ruminant, which is endemic to Balabac and nearby smaller islands south-west of Palawan.  Pilandok meat is considered a delicacy on the islands and the skin is also used to make leather. Source: Wikipedia

Pilandok

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For more info about Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Nature Center visit their website http://www.pawb.gov.ph/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=263&Itemid=288
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6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Is fishing allowed in this area?

Gillette said...

@Anonymous I'm not so sure if fishing is allowed.

Anonymous said...

Would you remember if they had any monkey in the mini zoo?

Gillette said...

As far as I can remember there are monkeys in Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Nature Center.

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Anonymous said...

hello. just want to know if kapag nag fishing dito, is pwede po manghiram ng rods?? and may fee po ba?thanks

Gillette said...

Not sure po kung allowed at ano ang rules nila for fishing. We haven't explored the lagoon area. Thanks for checking out my blog :)