The Reality of Manila Zoo

They say a photo is worth a thousand words. This time, I would let the photos speak for themselves. I visited Manila Zoo recently, because I wanted to see for myself the sad state the animals are in.

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Ma’ali and her spectators.

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This fella right here has a broken right arm.

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People feeding the monkeys.

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A mother and her baby.

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Nothing but a wall that separates them from the bustling streets outside, noise and fumes entering.

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A hebra peeks, the moment visitors came in.

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Deers walking under the absurd heat of the sun.

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Manila Zoo is always crowded with families, children, and students on field trips. I cannot help but feel sad whenever people make indistinctive sounds just to call out the attention of some animals, for them to get their photo op.

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Even though they’re not out in the wild, staying together is still crucial in this setting.

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The lonely hippo.

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Majestic tigers caged in small areas.

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Some tigers are divided in areas such as this.

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The lions of Manila Zoo.

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Sheep resting on shady areas.

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