PH, Bataan (Day 1): Pawikan Conservation Center

NOVEMBER 15, 2017

After our visit in Las Casas, we went to PAWIKAN CONSERVATION CENTER in Morong, Bataan. We read in a lot of online articles that Pawikan Festival is celebrated here annually – during the last Sunday of November. We thought that since the festival was just 2 weeks away, we could already see some baby pawikans.

Lo and behold, we only saw two adult pawikan swimming in a small aquarium-like area. There was also one small pawikan swimming in a water-filled styro container.

We asked around and they informed us that we were a week or two earlier before the peak season of hatching. It was still an interesting visit because we got to see the hatchery, where they safeguard the eggs of pawikan.

As the area is a breeding ground for pawikan, we knew the sea was just nearby and strolled along the shore. It was already late afternoon so the sun was starting to set…

Oh well, this gives us another reason to go back to Bataan, right? 🙂

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