Baluarte Zoo

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Baluarte Zoo
Baluarte park in Vigan City.JPG
LocationVigan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines
Coordinates17°33′07″N 120°22′34″E / 17.55187°N 120.37617°E / 17.55187; 120.37617Coordinates: 17°33′07″N 120°22′34″E / 17.55187°N 120.37617°E / 17.55187; 120.37617
Major exhibitsSafari Gallery
OwnerChavit Singson

Baluarte Zoo is a zoological park in Vigan, Ilocos Sur Philippines. It is owned by Chavit Singson.


The Baluarte Zoo was established by local politician and businessman, Chavit Singson. Singson, who cites his hunting hobby as his motive in setting up Baluarte only considered opening a zoo when his hunting trophy collection grew too big. He thought that a zoo would serve to edify it patrons aside from promoting conservation and protection of endangered species.[1] Described as an interactive wildlife sanctuary, the facility was designed and developed by Singson himself.[2]


Safari Gallery[edit]

The Safari Gallery is a trophy room which features the preserved remains of animals Chavit Singson hunted in various parts of the world. Singson intended the gallery for people of Ilocos so they could see exotic animals without going to Manila or outside the country.[1]


  1. ^ a b Gonzales, Joseph (18 August 2016). "A day of fun with animals in Vigan's Baluarte". The Standard. Retrieved 1 May 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "The success of Luis 'Chavit' Singson". The Manila Standard. 13 August 2016. Retrieved 1 May 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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