Manila Zoo is located along Adriatico St., corner Quirino St., Manila, the main entrance of the zoo is fronting the Playground for Manila youth. It has a land area of 5.5 hectares.
We’ve been there many times not because we like the place or we’re visiting one of our monkey relatives held captive there, but it’s for our 4 year old son (He is 9 years old this June 2015). In a span of 4 years, I think we visited the place 3 times (record breaking). We’re considering the Zoo as one of the educational places that we can get our son with.
The Zoo has a foul smell I mean if you get in you’ll notice it shortly but that is normal because it’s a zoo so if your child has asthma better to let him wear face mask. I will not dwell much on our zoo experience instead I’ll share here some important details that you would probably ask if you’re going to Manila Zoo.
I noticed that it is slowly losing its animals. When I was a kid there are two elephants and a Giraffe but now there is one old elephant (Mali) remaining and the Giraffe is no longer around. There are Zebras, and Orangutan but just like what I have mentioned, it is also gone.
Manila Zoo Entrance Fee as of Decemeber 2015:
Non Residents Adult – Php100
Non Residents Child (above 4 ft) – Php100
Non Residents Child (below 4ft) – Php 60
Manila residents Adult – Php50
Child (above 4ft) – Php50
Child (below 4ft) – Php30
Manila residents need to prepare ID with picture and address in Manila before purchasing ticket to avail the discount. IDs include the following: New TIN ID, Voter’s ID, Driver’s license, Barangay ID, UM ID, and School ID for Manila students only.
It is open Mondays to Sundays including holidays from 8am to 6pm.
How to get to Manila Zoo:
The Zoo is near Manila Hospital and Harrison Plaza.
From North Bound to Manila Zoo:
Ride LRT Roosevelt station, then drop off at Quirino LRT Station. From there ride pedicab going to Manila Zoo. (Alternative from Marc 2000 tower ride jeep with signboard Dakota it will pass by the entrance of the Zoo)
Ride bus going to Lawton then tell the conductor to drop you off at Quirino LRT Station. From there ride pedicab or jeep read (same as above)
Ride any bus going to Lawton then drop off at Quirino LRT station.
From Laguna to Manila Zoo:
Ride bus bound to buendia LRT Station then from there I suggest you take a taxi.
Or if you’re coming from other places that I did not mentioned just hit the comment and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible.