Ninoy Aquino Parks & Wildlife Center


This park and wildlife rescue centre (open 9am to 4pm Tuesday to Sunday) runs a mini-zoo where confiscated animals and injured wildlife are nursed back to health. A few patients who never checked out are on display, including tigers, monkeys, pythons and various eagles and other birds.

There's also a peaceful lagoon here and it's a great place for a stroll.

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