Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center

Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center

Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center
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Higuma 2017
Australia1,083 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Solo
In China it's the Giant Panda, in New Zealand it's the Kakapo, and in the Philippines it's the fabulous Philippine Eagle, a national symbol and icon, a critically endangered raptor that still survives in the forests of Mindanao. Vut while pandas can be seen in many zoos and kakapos can be seen just about nowhere, visitors to this park are lucky to catch a glimpse of this gorgeous bird, the Philippine Eagle, a unique chance on this planet, as 42 years old "Girlie" is the only specimen outside of Mindanao. Staggering creature, in addition to a lovely collection of Hornbills, serpent eagles, fishing eagles and other local fauna. I'd strongly recommend this place over Manila zoo, not only for the focus on local species, but also for the amazing forest and lush trees, with basket ferns and Philippine staghorns (Platycerium grande) of titanic size. I was here 30 years ago and I see the progress, and happy with the achievements. Those vicious critics of these mini zoos, so typical on these rating platforms, have absolutely no idea of the immeasurable efforts the professionals in these parks take in rescuing animals from illegal trade smuggling, and poaching, recovering them and re-homing with full follow-up with other zoological institutions. Thank you so much to Doc Glenn, Marilou and Robert for their hospitality and time during this unforgettable visit.
Written July 9, 2023
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Micah Rapsing
Manila, Philippines2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Family
Big place.....
It is good to go when you are seeking for peace and quiet place.....
But I experience that peace and quiet place last 2 years ago....
Written January 30, 2021
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Victorianlad
Melbourne, Australia17,473 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
This is a government-run establishment. It shows, and I don't mean that in a good way.

I entered via Quezon Avenue, although those with cars driving in many enter via North Avenue.

It is about 23 hectares, peaceful when one gets away from the noise of jeepneys and other vehicles on these major roads.

Admission was P100 for foreigners but only P30 for locals. Had I been older, as a senior citizen I would have been admitted for free.

While far better than the disgraceful Manila Zoo, the animals and birds at NAP&WC were displayed in highly variable settings.

On the plus side, the three South American macaws and the about ten African grey parrots had aviaries in which they could fly. The sole saltwater crocodile had a reasonably sized enclosure, albeit with brackish water as did the lonely looking Australian cassowary.

However the numerous Philippine cockatoos and some eagles and kites such as the Brahminy were in cages that were way too small. The cages were old and rustiing. I felt sorry for these birds that were unable to properly fly for any distance.

The lake was far nicer than India's Ooty Lake that was my most recent comparison. The Ninoy Aquino lake had some fish in it - many - and some water lilies that added to the vista.

I walked around the lake. The fishing village was deserted.

There are vendors selling a good range of snacks and drinks, and some seating, plus many trees including Australian eucalypts.

There was no visible rubbish - a plus - but many of the concrete paths could do with maintenance. The worst was in the 'recovery for wildlife' section where much of the concrete had broken up.

There is a relatively new function centre on site.

With better care and upkeep, plus bigger cages for birds, this could be a very good attraction. Unfortunately, no one in government probably cares (unless thay can palm off some of the admission fees themselves).
Written January 11, 2020
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jess
Marikina, Philippines3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Friends
the place is good for photo shoots and better as a venue in videos and photos due to a perfect surroundings, the owner should focus on the maintenance of a place so that the beaty of a place still maintain
Written November 28, 2019
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francismM9114GP
Metro Manila, Philippines9 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Its a nice break from the concrete jungle that Metro Manila has become even if this place could use a lot of improvement. The bird sanctuary is well stocked but could use some sprucing up. Very affordable.
Written November 5, 2019
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sam107
Brooklyn, NY407 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
Lush greenery in here. Several exotic animals to see. Great for taking pictures. Invest a couple hours here to walk the grounds. You will see the national bird of the Philippines in here. And different types of trees. Entrance fee at this posting is 30 pesos per person.
Written September 29, 2019
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wenlong3788
Bacolod, Philippines1,835 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Family
This is a hidden gem in busy Manila. With all the trees, animals, and a pond, one can take a stroll inside and relax. The area is also huge. Maintenance work needs to be done though.
Written May 10, 2019
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kwsustak
Melbourne, Australia3 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Solo
The grounds are nice but it's sad to see all the animals in such small enclosures. Making the enclosures bigger would go a long way to improving things.
Written August 6, 2018
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Czar Emmanuel
Manila, Philippines9,500 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Friends
Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center located in Diliman QC is 22.7 hectares big and was first opened to the public in 1954. While its aim to offer temporary refuge to confiscated, rescued, sick and donated animals is laudable, the place clearly needs serious upkeeping. It's a pity to see such a vast space with a lagoon ... great for relaxation, picnic and sports ... practically go to waste due to lack of proper maintenance. The enclosures and cages themselves where animals are kept are not well-kept. They are also either cramped or too small. They really need to be updated and modernized.

Over-all, I wouldn't recommend a visit to the place not until it gets the much needed renovation ... at least not for now.
Written February 2, 2018
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Jeric147
Puerto Princesa, Philippines82 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Friends
It’s more trees in the area, different kind of eagles you can see, Lagoon and picnic area. Good in daytime not sure for night.
Written January 13, 2018
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