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“Cute and relaxing”

Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center
Reviewed September 7, 2012

A quick retreat away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Lots of exotic trees and animals are the parks' highlights.

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Reviewed June 15, 2012 via mobile

It's been a while since I last visited this wildlife. The area is big but I think it needs to have more life than what it currently provides.

The place is just across the Quezon City Circle that makes it very much reachable.

Entrance fee is very much cheap also.

2  Thank archerspy
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Reviewed May 28, 2012

This park opened to the public in 1954 - and since then their was visibly no maintainance on the ground and their facilities. Their is really not much to see anymore and the park and accept the administration building nobody cares about anything in their.
Around 4 cages with birds and a few eagles are stil there. The only visible or remaining deer was locked up in a very small cage despite their was compund for it.
Another not so good thing was, that private cars was allover and even used their horn to give way.
its only a 8 Peso entrance fee- but even that is wasted money. Would not visit this place again.

1  Thank JollyBee2012
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Reviewed May 14, 2012

I wandered in the center not sure what to expect. The P8 (20c) entrance fee saw me through the gate to be greeted by a map sign suggesting many cages and ponds around the grounds. As it happened, a number of these were closed but there were aviaries with eagles, kites, doves and a few other birds (not a great variety) including a magnificient Philippine eagle. One other enclosure that did have some residents was the deer pen with about 3 Filipino deer. The well cared for path led through lush greenery and old tall trees - at times the noise from Quezon and North Avenues faded into the background.

The Wildlife Rescue Center inside the park is closed on Mondays - I was there on a Monday so all I could see was an eagle or two from behind the fence. The lake in the middle of the grounds has a pathway around it and provides some picturesque views - it probably takes about 20-30 minutes to walk around the property depending on how long one stops and looks at the birds. There are some picnic sites and benches but the playground is just a graveyard of swing frames. A number of small wooden shelters to be used by picnickers appeared to be occupied by either groundsmen in need of a break or members of their families.

The grounds are the headquarters of the Protected Areas and Wildlife Board - with a mainbuilding, some outbuildings and, alongside the lake walk, there are traditional style buildings housing training centres, subunits, etc.This adds a little extra charm. However some of the facilities are a little bit decrepit.

There were no vendors inside the grounds (great not to have any shouting or touting) and the small restaurant seemed closed (maybe it opens on weekends or special occasions). The ticket booth was selling bottles of water though. Toilets/comfort rooms were available at various points although I did not ;inspect the plumbing' - if they are operational one would probably need to bring the necessary paper.

I felt bites around my ankles - mosquitos in the moist undergrowth and I'm pretty sure I saw a flea from those deer. A dose of insect repellent on the legs before visiting could be useful.

I wouldn't come here to look at the animals although I'm not sure what is in the rescue centre and the Philippine eagle was magnificient (pity it was a solitary specimen). But for an escape into a leafy (relatively) quiet oasis with plenty of green in the middle of Quezon City, this was well-worth the visit.

2  Thank Saydelah
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Reviewed April 13, 2012

I still wanted my kids to enjoy nature and have some fresh air. I never expect I could find one in the quezon city.... It is a nice place and entrance fee is very very cheap. I only spend 48 pesos and bought some food for picnic. For a change, no Ds, no psp and no ipad games around. Kids just enjoy the nature and park.

Thank Viv G
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