When I was still in high school, I regularly visited Ninoy Aquino Parks & Wildlife. At first I had no choice but to go there because that’s where my classmates and I practice our choral interpretation but eventually I slowly fell in love with the place to the point that I go there even when I was alone and just walk around or sit down and think about what I should do with my life.
When I stepped into college, I stopped going to the park since the university I went to is a park in itself. I missed this place. That’s why when I had the chance to go to the park after my visit to the Bureau of Animal Industry to get a friend’s dog Domestic Travel Permit, I never hesitated.
Let me show you why I love going to the park.
And my most memorable place in the park, the location where we practiced our choral interpretation.
Wildlife Rescue Center or Mini-Zoo
Since the park is maintained by the Protected Area & Wildlife Bureau, they also have this Mini-Zoo where they feature different rescued animals in the hopes that they recover from shock and are then transported back to their natural habitat.
Here are some of the remarkable animals I saw in the center.
Somehow I am sad that this animals are in captivity but I am hopeful that they will be released in their natural habitat soon. Except if they become a threat to people.
If you want to have a short escape from
your boss the city life of Metro Manila, I highly recommend you visit Ninoy Aquino Parks & Wildlife.
WARNING: If you’re single and bitter about your love life never go to the park. This place is conducive for dating and there’s a lot of people doing PDA. Please, if you’re dating in public have the decency to not show too much affection. Show your exploding emotions in the right place and the right time.
From MRT Quezon Ave Station EDSA ride a jeep bound for Fairview or UP. Tell the driver that you are going to Ninoy Aquino Parks & Wildlife. Ninoy Aquino Parks & Wildlife is located before Quezon Memorial Circle, so when you’re on the big Elliptical Road it means you just went past the park. Travel time is less than 5 minutes. Fare is 8 Pesos.
From SM North or Trinoma, ride a jeep bound for Quezon City Hall. Tell the driver that you are going to Ninoy Aquino Parks & Wildlife. Ninoy Aquino Parks & Wildlife is located before Quezon Memorial Circle, so when you’re on the big Elliptical Road it means you just went past the park. Travel time is less than 5 minutes. Fare is 8 Pesos. Do not ride the Fairview bound jeepneys, they will not stop at the park. Do not also ride the UP bound jeepneys, they will not go to the park.
From Fairview or Commonwealth Ave., ride a jeep going to SM North or Quiapo. Tell the driver that you are going to Ninoy Aquino Parks & Wildlife. The entrance to the park is located just when you exit the Elliptical Road of Quezon Memorial Circle. Fare and Travel Time will depend on where you are located.
Ninoy Aquino Parks & Wildlife is open daily from 7AM to 5PM.
The Wildlife Mini-Zoo or the Wildlife Rescue Center is open daily except for Monday. The viewing time is from 9AM to 4PM except every Thursday when it closes at 3PM.
- P8.00 – Adult
- P5.00 – Student/Children
* Keep your ticket for inspection.
- P25.00 – Bus
- P15.00 – Car/Jeepney
- P8.00 – Tricycle/Motorcycle
There are also cottages you can rent for 200 Pesos/cottage. Tell the clerk when you pay the entrance fee.
Let’s promote a clean Philippines. Please throw your trash in the proper waste disposal areas.