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Manila Zoo Entrance Fee, Schedule, Map Location (how to get there), Hotline Telephone Numbers, Promos, Website and Parking Space
Visiting Manila Zoo (Manila Zoological And Botanical Garden) with the kids is fun and exciting as many new features were already added inside the zoo. This is apart from the fact that some of the old set up is still there like near the entrance is still where you can find the elephants endlessly walking inside it’s man-made cell barn. Manila Zoo is a popular destination for family and kids wanting to enjoy nature and wildlife as they are in the wild forests of the world. You can find different set of species and animals inside but in a safe venue as the said animals were separated either by a fence or by its individual cells far from possibly harming people wandering inside the zoo.
Attractions today are much more exciting especially my daughter’s favorite which is the lagoon where you can literally hire a boat and row your way for 1 hour to see islets in the middle of the lagoon with different set of animals on it like birds, ducks and more.
Manila Zoo may be found and is located along Adriatico Street, corner Quirino Avenue, Manila. The route is accessible via jeepney commute to V. Cruz or Harrison Plaza if you are coming from Manila are. It would be easy to reach it. Just tell the jeepney driver to drop you in Manila Zoo front when you ride the jeep with signboard of Dakota V.Cruz Mabini Harrison. The main entrance of the zoo is fronting the Paraiso ng Batang Maynila (playground) which is a popular landmark if you are taking a taxi ride from your place.
Topographically, Manila Zoo has a land area of 5.5 hectares full of educational options for kids with respect to animals found in the wildlife of Philippine forests as well as the specie scientific names which are readily available and can be seen via their tags and signage in front of their fences or inside their individual cages. Inside, you can take the horseback ride, the boat or calesa plus an ample parking space may be found in front but this is a first come first serve basis. Tripping or field trip buses usually occupy this large parking space.
Beforehand, I’d like to tell you that upon entering the Zoo, you will notice the foul smell. It is and should be a responsibility on your end as parents or guardian to explain to kids or your children why it is so. Animals were held captive on their cages or fences for safety and protection and for you to enjoy. This means that all waste materials go inside and unless properly cleaned, they can really smell foul which has become a natural feat when you go to almost any zoo in the Philippines. I’m not sure today if my all-time favorite which is the giraffe and the tigers and lions are all still there but I’d like to strongly suggest that if it is, you have to go see these amazing animals.
Manila Zoo Entrance Fee:
Entrance Fee – P100
Free Entrance for Children below 2 years old.
Manila Zoo Admission Fee
Adult – P40
Children (4 ft above) – P40
Children (below 4ft) – P20
Manila residents will be paying only Php 20.00 (Just present valid ID like barangay ID, Driver’s License, TIN ID, School ID, SSS ID) proving that you are currently residing in Manila. ID has to be valid which means it is up to date and not expired or outdated.
Manila Zoo Schedule:
It is open everyday including holidays from 8am to 6pm. For inquiries call Manila Zoo hotline: (632) 525-8157
How to get to Manila Zoo:
The Zoo is near Ospital ng Maynila and Harrison Plaza. (See detailed description of how to get there above)
From Manila Area to Manila Zoo:
You can take either the LRT and go down in Quirino LRT station. Take the jeepney ride wherein the terminal is just in the corner of Quirino-Taft Avenue (South bound side) right below LRT stairs. Tell the jeepney driver to drop you off to Manila Zoo. An alternative would be to take the pedicab which might be a bit costly than paying a minimum jeepney fee of only Php 8.00 (2012 fee). Pedicab could cost you Php 40.00 or more.
From North Area to Manila Zoo:
Ride LRT Roosevelt station, then drop off at Quirino LRT Station. From there, take the pedicab ride going to Manila Zoo. An alternative route is stated above.
From Alabang to Manila Zoo:
Ride bus going to Lawton then tell the conductor to drop you off at Quirino LRT Station. Alternative route (see above description)
From Cavite to Manila Zoo:
Ride any bus going to Lawton then drop off at Adriatico Street Corner Quirino Street. Tell the conductor to drop you off to corner Manila Zoo. From there you can take a walk or ride the pedicab going to Adriatico.
From Laguna to Manila Zoo:
Ride bus bound to Buendia LRT Station. From there, you can take a taxi which is only about 10-15 minute ride. An alternative option is to take a jeep going to Mall of Asia and dropoff at FB Harrison street then take the jeepney going to Quiapo or Malanday / Monumento / MCU / Sta Cruz Avenida. Tell the driver to drop you off to Quirino and from there you will have to take a short walk going to Adriatico Street (or go right opposite to Roxas Boulevard waypoint).