The Manila Zoo has been through a lot since the last time the Urban Roamer visited, but fortunately it was all for the better as the zoo gets the redevelopment it deserves.
Ever since it first opened its doors in July 1959, (making it 52 years old this year) Manila Zoo has become a well-loved landmark in this side of the city. If you were born or raised in this metropolis of Manila, chances are you’ve been to this place at least once in your life. Speaking from my personal recollections, I remember my visits there as I got to see various animals, as well as close encounters like me feeding the giraffe once. For its time, Manila Zoo was considered the best zoo experience in this part of the city, with the amenities and the variety of animals found there. I…