For animal lovers and those that want to learn more about the native animals of Aruba and other exotic animals make sure to pay a visit to Philip’s Animal Garden Aruba. It is truly an animal lover’s paradise. Founded by Philip Merryweather who loved exotic animals so much that he decided to start rescuing and providing living areas for them in 2004. It all started with his rescue of one cat and has expanded to over 20 other species. In 2009 he established the non for profit Philip’s Animal Garden and one of Aruba’s number one tourist attractions was born. Your modest admission will include an educational tour of the facility. There are also opportunities to touch and feed some of the animals as well. They are open most days 9:00am-5:00pm. Admission $10.00 adult Children 3-13 $5.00 Philips Animal Garden is located just 7 minutes away from Palm Beach and can be reached by car or taxi.
Some of the animals that can be found at Philips’ Animal Garden are exotic birds, snakes such as boa constrictors, monkeys, jaguarundi, a pony, pig, skunks, a ocelot-painted leopard, caiman alligators, bengal cats, and alpacas. While visiting these animals you can learn about their habitats in the wild, life span, diet, and growth. There is also opportunities to feed animals and to interact with them during certain times of the day. Who wouldn’t want the opportunity to feed a alpaca? All proceeds from your admission is used to continue the care for the animals and for rescue efforts of others. Philip and his associates work hard to educate each guest that come through their doors not just about the animals found there but also conservation and preservation. The tours offered start every thirty minutes and are a must to get the full experience. Please make sure to pay Philips’ Animal Garden a visit on your next vacation to Aruba.
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