Avilon Zoo, currently the largest zoological institution in the Philippines, has made a call for help from the public as it now struggles to provide for the needs of its zoo animals while the COVID-19 lockdown is still in place.
“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. We need your support,” they said in a statement on their official Facebook page.
Avilon, as well as other local zoos, have relied on revenues generated by visitors to fund the food and other necessities of its animals. But while they remain temporarily closed, they are now struggling to raise enough money to sustain them.
Those who would like to donate may purchase an admission ticket online. A ticket does not expire and can be used anytime after the quarantine order is lifted. “Avail as much as you can and help us continue to provide for our animals and the people taking care of them. We greatly appreciate your kind support!” Avilon Zoo said.
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