Sunday, June 19, 2011

Welcome To The Manila Zoo Jungle

"Manila Zoo has a land area of 5.5 hectares and has a current population of about 500 animals. There are 106 species, among which are 30 different kinds of mammals, 63 reptile species and 13 types of birds. In addition to popular zoo occupants such as elephant, tigers lions and the hippos, Manila Zoo also houses several endemic and indigenous species of animals like the bearcat, long-talied macaques and crocodiles.
Located along Adriatico St., Manila, the Zoo also has canteens, souvenir shops, boating rentals at the lagoon and several playgrounds that cater to children and tourists.

With a good mix of education and entertainment purposes, the Manila Zoo does its best to appeal to everyone.

Hmmm. That last paragraph is a bit off for me. Can I say 'best' is not the right word for it? Sorry for that.

Yesterday, Noel and I decided to go to Manila Zoo just to spend our Saturday a bit different. And it's my very first time to go there so I was like a little kid excited to finally be there.

When we got there, entrance fee is 40pesos for adult and I think 20pesos for kids. They have special discount for people who lives in Manila and media as well. You can just show them your ID with your Manila address. Lucky us, Noel brought his Regal ID. So we only payed 40pesos for both us =)

When we got in, you'll already smell the stinky odor of the place. You won't get away from it, of course, there are hundreds of animals inside. You'll just have to understand that. 

Just check out our photos inside Manila Zoo!

Those are just some of the animals inside. It's just disappointing to see that their "home" aren't maintained well enough. You just won't see it on my photos, of course. I don't want to take pictures of that. Even some of the animals are not that healthy. I really hope they'll have more funds to take care of them. 

You'll also get to see Kinder Zoo inside. You'll have to pay 100pesos as entrance fee so you can take unlimited pictures together with the animals inside. They only have few animals but they are well taken care of. I just hate it whenever I remember that Noel and I could've just entered Kinder Zoo first before paying 100pesos to take picture with the birds and another 100pesos for the albino snake outside Kinder Zoo.

Can I just say that Kinder Zoo's caretakers are the best! They are really accommodating and the friendliest! They're even the ones asking if you already have taken pictures together with the animals inside. They also volunteer to take your picture. 

If you decided to go to Manila Zoo, take the left side first so you can already find Kinder Zoo =)

Check out our photos inside Kinder Zoo!

Isn't it wonderful? You'll have fun with the animals up close! Kinder Zoo also offers wall climbing and zipline but we weren't able to try it. There's also a mini pool inside. That's kind of awkward. haha Maybe some kids wants to swim!

You can also check more about our trip through Noel's vlog. He will be posting it soon on YouTube. Just visit his site:

So there, that wraps up our trip! All I can say is it's FUN FUN FUN!!! It was a Happy Saturday for me! Wait for more trips soon!


  1. I haven't been to Manila zoo, but I've been to Avilon and that trip is just unforgettable. :) it's nice to know more about the animals noh? interesting.

    Wow! I didn't have the courage then to wrap the snake around my neck, but you did it! Saludo ako sayo. :)

  2. Haha thanks! Snakes aren't scary at all. I love touching them. Well, actually their mouth are sealed by scotch tape. Aaaaw wawa. hehe

    I've been to Avilon Zoo too when I was in college. Animals there are well taken care of than in Manila Zoo. That was before, I don't know how they are now. hehe Anyway, Thanks for checking my blog! =)