Have you been to Manila zoo?

Disclaimer:The photos are lifted from  kuro-akira.livejournal.com

I have never been to Manila zoo. And this is the reason why I am writing a blogpost about it. 

First of all, I would like to personally thank the government for sharing their concern and interest about the actual condition of the animals in the Manila zoo. I am so glad that they have made a plan of action already to lift the welfare of the animals which should be led by zoo officials . Im really glad that little by little , the Manila zoo is recovering from its old condition. Today , there are great programs , new cages for developments . The Manila zoo officials are trying to communicate with everyone by spreading awareness for future programs 

According to my research , the Manila zoo and botanical  garden opened its doors to the public on July 25, 1959 which serves as one of the educational centers in the Philippines where the public can explore , discover and learn facts about living things and about the beauty of Philippine flora. 

The land area is about 5.5 hectares and has about 500 animals. Originally there are about 106 species , among them are 30 different kinds of mammals , 63 reptile species and 13 types of birds. It houses numerous indigenout and endangered species of animals .

When I was a little child I always bug my parents to visit the Manila zoo however due to my parents busy work schedules, my  plan to visit the zoo was never happened.  At least  now I have  reasons to visit which has been part of the history of the Philippines.

Recently I have seen a couple of photos from the internet about the current state of Manila zoo. And I felt there is a need to give the zoo a visit. This time I want to know the current state for the record before its gone. 

I intend to visit the zoo one of these days . I want to see the indian elephants as people say its a crowd pleaser. I wanna see the reptiles there . A real monkeys and other larger mammals which I normally see on animal planet tv. 

Our Manila zoo needs assistance and support . For those who want to help in raising funds and awareness to restore the Manila zoo can call telephone numbers 4689498 and 3836862.

Location: Quirino Ave., Adriatico St., Malate Manila Luzon Philippines (corner of Mabini St. and Harrison St.)

OPEN from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily 


First Opened: July 25, 1959 (oldest zoo in asia) 

Have you been to Manila zoo?

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