The Nearly Extinct Manila Zoo


Old elephant, shy hippo, balding ostrich, lazy tigers, domesticated monkeys — These are the few remaining animals left of Manila Zoo. For the past two decades, I have witnessed the drastic change of the place where pairs or herds of animals have mostly gone solo, worse, some of which are nowhere to be found, have gone extinct.

I can still recall feeding a giraffe when I was little, but I wasn’t able to see it last week… and if I remember it well, not even two years ago. It’s just frustrating to know that there’s nothing left of these common animal species for the kids to see (in the flesh) and soon, they would have to settle for pictures.

As I can’t remember having a single photo of me at this zoo, I took the opportunity to capture the nearly extinct Manila Zoo.

Manila zoo elephant

albino python

crocodile and snake scales

Manila Zoo balding ostrich

albino python

balding ostrich

drunk crocodile

lazy tiger

sleeping boar

wounded python

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2 thoughts on “The Nearly Extinct Manila Zoo

  1. Beautiful animals, even the aging and the bald. The baby croc looks like it has its eye on the albino snake as a possible snack or meal. πŸ˜‰

    Cute pics of you, too. πŸ™‚

    • thanks Robin! haha…just the angle but they actually seem to be going along well. never thought i could touch them. even with the hard shell or scale, i can almost feel their outer shells leaving their muscles. kinda icky though… πŸ˜€

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