Location: Ilocos Sur
Aside from being a politician, we all know that Governor Chavit Singson is an animal lover. And his way to showcase his animal collections was to built an interactive zoo a few meters away from his house, and they called it BALUARTE.
Upon entering at the vicinity, I'm sure that you didn't want to miss to take photos with the different bird collections of the zoo. The amazing part of this, is the birds are not inside a cage. So you can touch them, put them in your head/shoulder etc.
|Chavit Singson's Residence|
|Photo by Mark Aldrich Tuazon|
|Tiburin - A mini horse that pulls a small carriage.|
The live animal show allows the visitors to have an interaction with some of their exotic animals. This short program is conducted by the knowledgeable staffs of Baluarte to give facts and infos about the animals they presents.
Visiting Baluarte will not be complete is you miss to take your photos with Mr. Chavit's tiger. Personally, I think that this is the highlight of my visit here. Of course I'm affraid to go beside that animal because damn, it's a very huge cat.
Maybe some of you are curious "why did I name this blog entry BALUARTE: Chavit's Passion = People's Treasure?" Here's why, because the admission, interaction with animals, ride at tiburin, live animal show, the service of the staff, experience and knowledge of the people will get upon visiting Baluarte is FREE!
According to his website, he's doing this because of his social responsibility to the people.