20 July 2013. Metro Manila.
I took advantage of the good weather and brought Zac to Manila Zoo, so he could catch a glimpse of Mali, the much-talked about elephant, before the government decide on its fate.
The Manila Zoological and Botanical Garden, or Manila Zoo, was opened to the public on July 25, 1959. With a land area of 5.5 hectares, visitors may roam the place on foot. There are souvenir booths, canteen, and several playgrounds in the area.
There's also a lagoon in the area, where visitors may rent a boat for a relaxing boat ride around the zoo.
Just across Mali is the Kinder Zoo Adventure Jungle, or Kinder Zoo. It has its own entrance fee of Php100.00/person, and for another Php50.00/activity, one may enjoy the following activities the zoo has to offer: zipline, rock climbing, butterfly catching, horseback riding, fish spa, swimming pool, and animal feeding. I availed of the Metro Deal promo offering entrance fee and 2 activities for merely Php96.00/person. Since Zac is just 14 months old, and the nannies and I were too old for any kinder zoo activity, I availed of the only safe activity for the kid's age: butterfly catching.