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Address: Quirino Ave. at Adriatico St., Manila, Luzon, Philippines
Phone Number:
+63 2 525 8157

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RunDown Zoo

Not worth wasting your time I visited 2 times before Xmas 2013 and 14 It was great then Now not manly animals they look in poor health I asked an attendant where all the... read more

2 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 weeks ago
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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small zoo and botanical garden, but good to spend time with loved ones, especially if you have kids, they offer horse riding and taking pictures with baby animals. No matter how big or small zoo is, animals kept in captivity will not make anyone happy, especially not the animals... Should be much cleaner... Overall, educational and precious spent time.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Not worth wasting your time I visited 2 times before Xmas 2013 and 14 It was great then Now not manly animals they look in poor health I asked an attendant where all the animals went He say some died some given to other places as not enough money for upkeep and food

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Aurora, Colorado
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27 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

I have been a few times to this zoo. There is even an online petition for the single elephant there to be released into a refuge. I have seen dead snakes on the pathways, turtles out of their terrariums, sick and dead animals. The place is not clean, the animals are thin and weak. It is overall a very sad... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Looking for something to do with my day, I went to the Manila Zoo And Botanical Gardens. There were trees in the zoo, but to call them a "Botanical Garden" is an abuse of the concept of a garden. The zoo itself looked like it was built 50 years ago and hadn't been maintained since that time. The cages and... More 

1 Thank Lesly D
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

The last time we visited the zoo was when i was still a kid and a lot of things have changed in the 20+ odd years we've been here. We granted our son's wish to visit a zoo for his 4th birthday and the zoo did not disappoint my sons' expectations. He was so excited to see all the animals... More 

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Calabarzon Region, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

I have been to the Manila zoo several times since childhood, since this was one of our Christmas traditions. I have seen how the animals have deteriorated through the years, I really hope something can be done to ensure that the animals in the zoo are healthier.

Thank Jhovs
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

the zoo definitely needs to be worked on. while it is clean, the state of some of the animals are not really good - too many monkeys in one area. one tiger is in a small cage! glad to see that the lone elephant is still there. the kidzoo has limited animals as well - snake, macaw, baby croc, some... More 

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Morgantown, West Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

The price was fantastic and the place actually had a lot of potential, but it was very run down. A lot of maintenance needed to be done as the place could use a little cleaning up. Obviously it was still good for the kids.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

This place is quite run down, but it is clear the staff do care about the animals, middle of the city in not the best area

Thank jonfeaver
Manila, Philippines
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

The place still has the same foul smell, dilapidated structures, dirty surrounding, skinny animals, and murky lagoon water – nothing has changed. Their claim of doing its best to appeal to everyone is a lie. And if they are indeed doing something to make the place better, they failed miserably. This zoo must be closed and animals must be sent... More 

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