Manila Zoo is located along Adriatico St., corner Quirino St., Manila, the main entrance of the zoo is fronting the Paraiso ng Batang Maynila (playground). 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. 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 facemask. 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.
Manila Zoo Entrance Fee for 2014:
Non Residents Php100
Manila resident Php60 (Just present valid ID like barangay ID, Driver’s License, TIN ID, School ID, SSS ID)
It is open everyday including holidays from 8am to 6pm. For inquiries call (632) 525-8157
How to get to Manila Zoo:
The Zoo is near Ospital ng Maynila and Harrison Plaza.
From North Bound to Manila Zoo:
Ride LRT Roosevelt station, then drop off at Quirino LRT Station. From there ride pedecab 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 pedecab 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.