A New and Redeveloped Manila Zoo is Set to Open Next Year

Manila Zoo has been a home to many cherished moments ever since it opened back in 1959. It has been clamored by everyone who wants to see different animals – hundreds, or maybe even thousands, of children have gone here for their field trip. Couples have went here for a fun date with animals. And of course, families have enjoyed being here as well.

Through the years, Manila Zoo has also been a home to different creatures too and the quarantine really took a toll on them as well. Plus, Manila Zoo was actually ordered closed “until further notice” back in January 2019 in order to conduct a proper assessment and study of its rehabilitation.

Photo by Jansen Romero for Manila Bulletin
Photo by City of Manila

However, this time, Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso has promised a redeveloped Manila Zoo once it opens to the public again. Some time in the first weeks of July, Mayor Isko Moreno has posted how they are continuously making ways to bring back the grandeur of Manila Zoo with help from PRB and Dir. Pio Morabe in regards to taking care of the animals as well as the plants and trees.

That being said, a new and redeveloped Manila Zoo is set to open to the public next year, following the local government’s groundbreaking ceremony for its restoration and 61st anniversary, which happened last Saturday, July 25.

Also, Mayor Isko Moreno also assured the public that Manila Zoo will be at par with those of other zoos in Southeast Asian countries saying, “What we are going to build in the near future: The best zoo in Asia. We will compete with them.” while stressing the fact that Manila Zoo was the first zoo not only in the Philippines, but also in Asia.

*Featured Photo by Jansen Romero for Manila Bulletin

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