Manila Zoo isn't so much a zoo now as it is a park. We took Malik there last month and they only had a handful of animals.
|Here's a huge hippo enjoying his afternoon snack. It's amazing how animals this big eat only grass.|
|If there was one kind of animal that Manila Zoo had a LOT of, that would be the tiger. I'd say 1/4 of the animals there were tigers in pairs. Maybe they were rescued from breeders?|
|Malik: "Let's get out of here!"|
Oooh, by the way. Malik calls tigers, "tay-den".
|Manila zoo also had some snakes and boas ...|
|...that lived in this cave-like structure here. Creepy.|
|Can you tell from the photos that Malik was scared?|
We paid a measly P40 to get into Manila Zoo, which probably explains why it is so poorly maintained. What makes me sadder is that people who get to see tigers for P40 can't even bother to throw their trash in the bins rather than in the alligator's pond. That's just so ungrateful of us.
|The alligator/crocodile pond. Notice the floating plastic bottles. Tsk.|