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Monday, February 22, 2016

Albay Park and Wildlife remains a come on for tourists in Albay

LEGAZPI CITY, Feb. 22 (PIA) -- Some  64,882 visitors thronged to the Albay Park and Wildlife (APW) in this city from January to June last year providing at least P2.2 million revenue for the provincial government from the entrance fees of the guests.

Dr. Florencio Adonay, Albay provincial veterinarian said the number of visitors and revenue could have been higher if not for the park’s closure to give way for its immediate renovation to accommodate construction of additional facilities.

Earlier, Albay Gov. Joey Salceda ordered the renovation of the Albay Park and Wildlife to improve facilities for the use of visitors while at the same time the haven for animals kept inside the park.

Adonay furthered that although the facilities were nearing completion, the park is still a top grosser in gate receipts because of its welcoming environs of spacious mini-forest and caged animals numbering about 22 plus the 46 others representing various species.

Amusement features consisting of playground, biking area, lagoon for boating, cottages for picnics and meeting, horseback riding area, food court, zipline and a nerve-wracking wall-climbing facilities are also added inside the park.

Adonay said the park has been a favorite itinerary for educational tours, family picnics, meetings and social gatherings, adding that the most important role of the facility is to serve not only as an eco-tourism area but also as a wildlife rescue center.

“We also cater to research on wild animals as well as everything about flora and fauna,” he added. Located at the foot of Lignon Hill in Legazpi City, the five-hectare facility is expected to re-open by second quarter of this year, maybe in time for the province’s hosting of the Palarong Pambansa in April — a time when Albay expects thousands of visitors.  (MAL-PIA5/Albay)

- See more at: http://news.pia.gov.ph/article/view/3211456188785/-albay-park-and-wildlife-remains-a-come-on-for-tourists-in-albay#sthash.kiwC6pA6.dpuf

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