On our way to Davao from Cagayan de Oro, Cesar and Helen brought us to watch the Interactive Bird Show in Malagos Garden Resort - a 12 hectare park located in the Baguio District of Davao City that is less than an hour away from the city proper. The bird show has been a regular Sunday attraction here for almost six years now. Malagos Garden Resort is owned and developed by the Puentespina family of Davao.
Dr. Roberto "Bo" Puentespina talks about eagles. This eagle flew freely and gracefully from the back then landed on his arm without any restraint tied into it.
Dr. Bo showing the audience an owl.
A cockatoo riding a miniature scooter.
One of the two Parrots dunks its basketball in the ring. This parrot basketball game generated loud cheers from the audience as they cheered for the Parrot they want to win.
Philippine hawks, Lawin, showing how quickly and easily they grab food left for them by their trainer on a stainless platter.
After the show was a meet and greet with the cast of birds - eagles not included.
This miniature horse was also there to promote another show in Malagos Garden Resort called the Animal Encounter Show.
Ostrich Salpicao. This yummy and healthy meal is very tender and and tastes just like beef. Looks like beef too.
A Kalesa ride for a quick tour of the park.
One of the domes in the park - some for plants, some for birds, butterflies, etc.
Bignay berries that they themselves make into their very own Malagos Bignay Wine.
"Allow me to bloom" is the catch phrase of their Waling-waling Forest.
For 500 pesos you will plant a Waling-waling in a designated tree then tag it with your name. Your name will also be written on a name plate and placed in one of the registry pole above. I saw there the names of Noli de Castro, some foreign ambassadors, company presidents, governors, journalists, groups/associations and kind visitors of Malagos.
Unwind longer by staying in an air-conditioned cottage good for 4 to 10 persons (2,400 to 4,200 per room per night), stay in a dormitory type air conditioned room that can house 50 persons (350 per person per night) or rent tents and go on overnight camping (300 per person).
You can also enjoy their swimming pool, open air children's playground, billiards, table tennis, badminton, volleyball and join any of the educational modules and nature adventure packages there. They also accepts seminar and wedding events.
Park Entrance Fees:
Monday to Saturday
Adult = 100
Child = 80
Sunday with Bird Show (Bird show starts at 10:30am)
Adult = 125
Child = 100
Visit their website for more details or contact 0917-6252467.