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Micah Rapsing wrote a review Jan 2021
Manila, Philippines2 contributions
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....
Date of experience: February 2020
Victorianlad wrote a review Jan 2020
Melbourne, Australia16,428 contributions4,825 helpful votes
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).…
Date of experience: January 2020
jess wrote a review Nov 2019
Marikina, Philippines3 contributions3 helpful votes
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
Date of experience: November 2019
2 Helpful votes
francismM9114GP wrote a review Nov 2019
Metro Manila, Philippines9 contributions2 helpful votes
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.
Date of experience: August 2019
1 Helpful vote
sam107 wrote a review Sep 2019
Brooklyn, New York388 contributions100 helpful votes
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.
Date of experience: September 2019
3 Helpful votes