Aside from Ark Avilon Zoo, another kid-friendly zoo in Metro Manila that allows an up close and personal encounter with its animals is Kinder Zoo. It has been two years since our last visit and I’m thinking of going back there one of these days. Anyway, below is our experience at Kinder Zoo two years ago. Read on! 🙂
The first thing we did at Kinder Zoo was to touch, carry and take pictures with the crocodile and the snake. I was a bit scared of the crocodile and the snake so I didn’t dare carry them. I let Daddy Rupert take on this task. I was very careful, though, not to let Zuri notice that I was afraid. 🙂
Zuri seemed very curious about the snake. She was probably wondering what Daddy Rupert was doing with it.
Next, we met a celebrity – this cute pot-bellied pig named Boji. Boji was a model for a brand of watch back in 2007. At first, I thought Boji was just a statue because it was so still. Maybe, keeping still was part of Boji’s modeling training. 🙂
After spending some time with Boji, we saw this charming monkey. It was wearing a diaper. So cute! I carried the monkey in one arm while I carried Zuri in the other. It was like carrying two babies at the same time.
We continued walking around Kinder Zoo until we saw the winged ones.
Then, we saw this gorgeous horse. We would come back to this one later for horseback riding.
Then, we saw this tortoise on the ground.
There is a hanging bridge inside Kinder Zoo. After seeing all the animals, we proceeded to the hanging bridge and crossed it. Crossing the hanging bridge did not feel unsafe at all. It was fun.
There is also a swimming pool inside Kinder Zoo. Zuri loves swimming! So, though I was not prepared and did not bring swimsuits, I let Zuri take a dip in the pool. Good thing I always bring extra clothes for Zuri everywhere we go.
After swimming, we tried horseback riding. However, one-year-old Zuri wasn’t a fan yet of horseback riding back then. She got anxious and asked to be taken down and away from the horse after only a short while.
Wall climbing and zip line are also available at Kinder Zoo, but we did not try these.
Kinder Zoo is located inside Manila Zoo. Thus, to get to Kinder Zoo, we were also required to pay the Manila Zoo entrance fee. To get our money’s worth and also to see more animals, we roamed around Manila Zoo after exploring Kinder Zoo.
There, we saw Mali the Elephant. Aside from Mali, we also saw tigers and zebras. There is also a playground inside Manila Zoo and lots of souvenir stalls that sell stuffed animals for as low as PHP 50 each. We bought a stuffed monkey for Zuri for PHP 50.
It was a fun-filled educational trip for our family. Although Zuri was still too young to fully appreciate the zoo, we still had a great time as a family. Now that Zuri is 3 years old, and especially after her successful visit to Ark Avilon Zoo, I feel that now is the best time to bring her back to Kinder Zoo. I’m sure she’ll be able to enjoy the zoo more now.
Try Kinder Zoo with your kids, too, for another perfect summer trip! Let them touch a crocodile and a snake, pet a bird and a pig, carry a monkey, touch a tortoise, ride a horse and a zip line, climb a wall and cross a bridge. The pool is a very nice bonus, too! Then, see an elephant, some zebras and tigers, and enjoy the playground at Manila Zoo. 🙂
Kinder Zoo Rates:
Kinder Zoo Entrance Fee : Php 75.00 / pax
Adventure Jungle Unlimited Wall Climb & Zip Line Ride : Php 75.00 / pax
PACKAGE A – Php 100.00 / pax
includes entrance fee to Kinder Zoo PLUS One (1) Wall Climb OR One (1) Zip Line Ride
PACKAGE B – Php 125.00 / pax
includes entrance fee to Kinder Zoo PLUS One (1) Wall Climb AND One (1) Zip Line Ride
Note: During our visit, we paid the entrance fees to Manila Zoo and to Kinder Zoo. Entrance fee to Kinder Zoo was already inclusive of all the picture-taking sessions with the animals, swimming, horseback riding and crossing the hanging bridge. No additional fees required. Wall climbing and zip line, however, were not included in the entrance fee and we did not try these.
Operating Days : Everyday (including Holidays)
Operating Hours : 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Location: Manila Zoo Compound, M. Adriatico St., corner Quirino Avenue, Malate, Manila, Philippines
For more information about Kinder Zoo, visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kinder-Zoo-Adventure-Jungle/171815836178925?sk=timeline
Manila Zoo Entrance Rates:
Manila residents: PHP 60 (with valid ID)
Non Residents: PHP 100
Manila Zoo Operating Hours: Everyday (including Holidays), 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
For more information about Manila Zoo, call (632) 525-8157.
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