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Manila Zoo

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Address: Quirino Ave. at Adriatico St., Manila, Luzon, Philippines
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I used to visit Manila Zoo when I was a kid and now that I have kids it's a good feeling that I have brought them there. Though the place is quite old, still- a trip there is... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Jasmine D
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Antipolo City, Philippines
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Brisbane, Australia
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

THE WORST ZOO I HAVE EVER SEEN. The animals are just sitting in TINY little cages with muddy bottoms. They have nothing to do and look like they have lost the will to live. The Ostriches had literally pulled all the own feathers out due to boredom like birds locked in cages do. The crocodiles had moved over to under... More 

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Antipolo City, Philippines
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I used to visit Manila Zoo when I was a kid and now that I have kids it's a good feeling that I have brought them there. Though the place is quite old, still- a trip there is educational. They just have to add more animals.

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Thank Jasmine D
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2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have heard many bad reviews on here so was pleasantly surprised by this zoo. I was brought up on Sunday afternoons at the decrepit Dudley Zoo back home so was pleased to see the same exotic animals and my young Filipino nephews and nieces also got to see animals from my homeland for the first time (hamsters, sheep, cows,goats... More 

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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182 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just like Manila and the rest of this city The zoo keeps up the reputation Dirty smelly Corruption even in the zoo The animals are half dead Under starved Not even clean water Maybe and only maybe If we stop going there and stop spending are money in Manila Maybe then the big shoots would also start to feel The... More 

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1 Thank fattyboy8
Metro Manila, Philippines
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56 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The animal shelters are already old; outdoor cages are no longer hospitable to the animal occupants. Needs upgrade and extra care and maintenance!

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1 Thank Emaniuz
Yokohama, Japan
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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

I know that the animals need a lot of cheering up, but since I live in downtown Manila, this is the closest place my son would ever see an elephant and a hippo. We have visited two times already and my son has been asking me to come back. Since its summer in Manila, I suggest you bring extra clothes... More 

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3 Thank Mimi T
Makati, Philippines
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We somehow enjoyed the experience of seeing animals in the zoo but it was totally different from the first time we visited the place when we were kids. Most of the time of our visit, we can't resist to notice the situation of every animals in there. They seem to be very sickly and awful. Plus, you have to be... More 

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6 Thank LeslieBinuya
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

We was there with my wife and many animals lives in terrible conditions, some looks very ill and week.

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4 Thank Jakub C
Evergem, Belgium
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537 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Sad and difficult to understand why this zoo excists. You can see there is no money at all to maintain this zoo and not even for the animals. Dont even expect many animals here, there are just a few and its not ok at all when you see how they have to live. Small cages, dirty, nervous,.. They should think... More 

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6 Thank HugoColle
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 January 2017

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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