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.
Ma’ali and her spectators.
This fella right here has a broken right arm.
People feeding the monkeys.
A mother and her baby.
Nothing but a wall that separates them from the bustling streets outside, noise and fumes entering.
A hebra peeks, the moment visitors came in.
Deers walking under the absurd heat of the sun.
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.
Even though they’re not out in the wild, staying together is still crucial in this setting.
The lonely hippo.
Majestic tigers caged in small areas.
Some tigers are divided in areas such as this.
The lions of Manila Zoo.
Sheep resting on shady areas.