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Manila Zoo, Manila

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The oldest zoo still operating in Asia, Manila Zoo hosts approximately 1,000 animals across 90 species, including Mali, an Asian elephant residing since 1977. Other animals of the zoo—which opened in 1959--include a Bengal tiger, monitor lizard, Malayan civet, and indigenous species such as long-tailed macaques. Explore the Kinder Zoo where visitors can roam freely and interact with the animals found here. Take a look at our Manila vacation generator to schedule your visit to Manila Zoo and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • August 10, 2017
    Why animals have to suffer in this small area. Why they have to be here in the midst of polluted and crowded place like Manila? These are the question our kids were asking when we brought them there. ...  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    We visited Manila Zoo with a group of children and their parents and were pleasantly surprised that it was clean and not stinky - much different from what people told me to expect. Our zoo visit was r...  more »
  • August 7, 2017
    Small place,, animals seemed malnourished, they were really skinny, and they didn't look happy at all. The place wasn't maintained at all. Dirty and liter everywhere. Its just heartbreaking.  more »

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