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.
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