Ten minutes away from downtown of the heritage city of Vigan you can find the zoo known as "BALUARTE"which means territory. The place is said to be owned by the governor of Ilocos Sur, Chavit Singson. Here, you can find different kind of animals from domesticated to endangered species. You can see animals that you can only see on tv or in books. Everyday there is an animal show open for public where audience can play, touch or hold some animals that are presented on the show like bengal tiger, monkeys, parrots, pythons, and others. What's good in here, unlike other zoos, is that entering the place is free of charge, no entrance fee. It is good to know that there are places like these where some of the endangered species are being preserved.