Manila Zoo is officially opened after a P1.7 billion worth of renovation. The 5-hectare newly rebuilt facility opening coincided with the 125th death anniversary of national hero, Dr. Jose Rizal. It is now known as the Manila Zoological and Botanical Garden. Manila Mayor Isko announced a month-long free entrance in there starting January 2022. He also said “The capacity of Manila Zoo at 5.5 hectares of space is 17,028 (pax) kung walang (if there is no) COVID” during the Pandemic lockdowns. Facility officials earlier proposed to hike the entrance fee to P200 for non-Manila residents and P100 for those living in the capital city. So be sure to visit while it is still free. Online reservations and payments are currently unavailable, he said. Because visitors from impoverished areas may not have access to the internet. A lot of people has been visiting since the announcement.
Manila Zoological and Botanical Garden
As of writing, the Manila Zoological and Botanical Garden homes to over a thousand animals representing approximately 100 different species. Animals such as Bengal tiger, Malayan civet, monitor lizard, and many more give life to the modernized and improved facility. Many of these animals were born in captivity, with three month-old juveniles born in April 2015. Manila Zoo closed in January 2019 for rehabilitation because of environmental issues. Manila government has been constantly improving its infrastructure amid pandemic. On December 2021 soft opening, revealed slick new paths, glass enclosures viewing platforms, and a brand-new sewage treatment facility.
The zoo is located near Estero de San Antonio Abad in Malate, Manila, which directly drains into Manila Bay. Google Map