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How to Get to Malabon Zoo: Map, Commute, Directions
Tutubi often pass by Malabon Zoo when he visits his brother living in barangay Acacia but he's never really been inside the famous private zoo owned by Manny Tongco. This post is for the information of people wishing to go to Malabon Zoo which is near Monumento area of Caloocan.
Tutubi wanted to personally visit it to see for himself even if he's brother warned him that there's less to see there with more fishes and less animals (orangutans, bengal tigers, burmese pythons, deers et al). (sometimes: bad, negative remarks or comments are just the result of a bad day and probably the exception and improves over time)
street map to Malabon Zoo (Open Street Map). It's just EDSA, Monumento, MacArthur then Potrero Elem. School and you're there
Commute to Malabon Zoo from Makati or anywhere on EDSA is very easy (but slow) just by boarding buses with signboard UE/Letre. Those buses pass right in front of Malabon Zoo. Fastest way is to take MRT, get off at North Avenue station then board the UE/Letre bus.
From LRT Monumento, you can walk towards Manila Central University (MCU, near Rosendo Simon St.) then board the UE/Letre/Navotas bus or just ride the jeepneys with Malabon Acacia signboards.
To get back, you need to walk towards Potrero Elementary School on MacArthur Highway to board a bus to Makati/MRT/LRT. You can also walk towards del Monte to board jeepneys going to LRT/Monumento then take a bus or LRT from there.
Driving directions to Malabon Zoo:
From Makati, take EDSA all the way to Monumento by to exit to MacArthur Highway, left to Pinagtipunan Circle (landmark: Potrero Elementary School) then left to Gov. Pascual Avenue where Malabon Zoo entrance gate can be found very near the corner to your left. Parking is just on the street.
Malabon Zoo and Aquarium
Address: # 1 Gov. Pascual, Barrio Potrero, Malabon
Entrance Fee: PhP 150.00
Zoo hours: 8am to 5:30pm (open daily)
Telephone Number: +63.2.361.3064; +63.2.361.3083
official website: none
Call Malabon Zoo contact number for inquiries, entrance fees, kiddie parties, events, group tours et al.
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Future posts: How to get to Manila Zoo, How to get to Avilon Zoo