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Address: Quirino Ave. at Adriatico St., Manila, Luzon, Philippines
Phone Number: 2/525-8157

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A place to spend an afternoon

This zoo is on the small side, and does not have a huge variety of animals. It is still something nice and outdoorsy to do if you want a break from the hustle and bustle of... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
BalikpapanRain
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Zhuhai, China
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Zhuhai, China
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71 reviews 71 reviews
19 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

This zoo is on the small side, and does not have a huge variety of animals. It is still something nice and outdoorsy to do if you want a break from the hustle and bustle of Manila. It is more of a place to kill some time with a friend than a place to go if you are an avid... More 

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This zoo was pretty good. It cost 100php which is pretty cheap. Animals were active and conditions seemed pretty good. If you are near by worth stopping in.

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Metro Manila, Philippines
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Manila zoo has limited animals to offer. The main attraction is the 40 year old Elephant Mali. I'm also surprised that the zoo has 1 lion. Cause lions are very rare in zoo's. I wish that the lion would be transferred to a bigger area. But overall if your a tourist i'm sorry to say that Manila zoo is not... More 

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Manila
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61 reviews 61 reviews
27 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Perhaps it is best that this attraction discontinue its operation for the sake of the remaining animals. Poorly maintained. They should free those poor animals to the wild.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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72 reviews 72 reviews
37 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Zoo only cost 100 Peso for entry, therefore we decided to take a look. Animals where not in the best conditions which was very sad too see, dirty pens and very thin :( :( The only good bit about this zoo is the area where you pay an extra 100 peso to hold the parrots, snakes, alligator, you can take... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

The place is not well taken care of especially the animals. Aside from the depressing 'reptile house', the animals were housed under the worst living condition.I appreciate the purpose of people visiting to learn about the animals but at the end of the day, I did not gain anything new from the visit. The zoo should be closed down.

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Emerald Queensland Australia
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8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I have been to Zoo 3 times in last 4 years Other trips were great , nice animals , many animals This trip , not many animals , dirty pens , poor looking in Heath On chatting a zoo keeper , he told me they have no money to keep the animals , so they died or were sold ,... More 

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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Please free your elephant Mali, she has been in solitary confinement for 35 years and the only crime she committed is the ability to earn money by attracting tourists who come and go and contribute to the suffering. You will be judged.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

I am upset to learn of the suffering of Mali, the Manila Zoo's lonely elephant. I have learned through international news reports that Mali has been held in the same barren, cement enclosure for almost 40 years. She has been denied the company of other elephants, something that is essential to her emotional and mental well-being. The zoo clearly lacks... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

My siblings and I decided to visit Manila Zoo last March 22,2015. We were so excited because we were still kids when we went there. With our own children,off we go to Manila Zoo. We paid 100 (adults) and 60 (kids,regardless of age), non-Manila resident for the entrance fee. Since the fee increased from 40 to 100 we did expect... More 

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