Metro Manila · Manila Zoological And Botanical Garden
Home to over 106 species, the Manila Zoological and Botanical Garden is a place where one can observe Philippine flora and fauna and a number of other animals from other parts of the world.
The Manila Zoological and Botanical Garden opened on July 25, 1959 for the public to see, observe, and learn about Philippine flora and fauna. The 5.5 hectare property is home to around 500 animals which includes 106 species. Among these species include 30 various mammals, 13 types of birds, and 63 kinds of reptiles. The zoo also has a number of endemic and indigenous species such as long-tailed macaques, crocodiles, and bearcats and is also home to tigers, lions, an elephant, and hippos.
The big dome inside the zoo has multicolored storks, black-crowned night herons, purple herons, rufous night herons, Indian blue peafowls, and leucistic Indian peafowls. It also has a reptile house, two aviaries, a goose cage, and a lagoon cage.
The property also houses a Wildlife Rescue Center, a botanical garden, and an arboretum.
This property maintained by the Public Recreation Bureau is a good destination if you would like to learn more about indigenous plant and animal species.
The zoological and botanical garden offers boat rentals at the property’s lagoon and also has souvenir shops and playgrounds.
Location & How to Get There
Adriatico Street, Malate, Manila, Philippines
Tel: (63) 2 400 1884
Admission: please see picture above.