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More animals but higher admission fees at Manila Zoo

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The good news is that new animals are coming. The bad news is that the price of admission to Manila Zoo has increased.

Posted: January 17th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Lampposts out to start Roxas Blvd face-lift

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Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

What’s wrong with color, music and revelry? Nothing, really, except that the mayor of Manila would have nothing of the carnival atmosphere that now characterizes the long stretch of Roxas Boulevard.

Posted: August 25th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Metro,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Disabilities can’t dim their Manila Zoo shots

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FRAMING IT LIKE A PRO  Sample photos taken at Manila Zoo by children with disabilities who took part in the Aug. 10 workshop held by the volunteer group Photography with a Difference (PWD).

With a point-and-shoot camera, his father for a companion and a dream to explore the world, 11-year-old Victor Angelo David went around testing his photographer’s instincts at Manila Zoo on a recent Saturday.

Posted: August 24th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Metro,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Even diplomats talk about Mali

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The Sri Lankan foreign minister who is currently in town for a four-day visit has been given an update on the condition of Mali, the elephant that came from Sri Lanka as a gift to the Philippines in the 1970s, which animal welfare activists want released from Manila Zoo.

Posted: August 2nd, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Mayor Estrada open to moving Mali to Subic but …

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The elephant Mali may be kept outside Manila Zoo—but only while the place that has been her home for the last three decades is undergoing renovation.

Posted: July 31st, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Subic park boss to Erap: We can take care of Mali

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“THROWBACK” MALI  A Manila Zoo photo taken in the early 1980s, when the lady was practically still a baby.  CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Looks like a third party wants a piece of Mali. An operator of animal theme parks in Luzon has asked Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada to allow his company to take care of Mali, the lone elephant at Manila Zoo, saying it could provide a more suitable habitat for the aging animal.

Posted: July 28th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Metro,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Peta: Paul McCartney asks Aquino to free Mali

MCCARTNEY: I urge you, with all my heart, to direct that Mali be given that joy now. AP

The long and winding road for the campaign to get Mali out of Manila Zoo has taken another twist. And it comes with a little help from a music legend.

Posted: July 19th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Metro,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Mali may have 2 companions as Estrada eyes Manila Zoo rehab

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MALI on her lonesome

Coming soon: A bigger, better and modern Manila Zoo and possibly two more elephants to keep Mali, its most popular resident, company.

Posted: July 17th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Manila to improve zoo, acquire two more elephants

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Mali. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Coming soon: A bigger, better and modern Manila Zoo and possibly two more elephants to keep Mali, its most popular resident, company.

Posted: July 16th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Thai expert’s findings on Mali ‘inaccurate’

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A veterinarian for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (Peta) has disputed the findings of an elephant expert from Thailand who said that Mali, the 38-year-old elephant in Manila Zoo, looked healthy and well-cared for.

Posted: July 11th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Manila Zoo not remiss in care for elephant, says PAWB exec

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Mali. JOAN BONDOC/INQUIRER

The recommendations of an elephant expert sent by Thailand to examine Mali, Manila Zoo’s resident elephant, will weigh heavily on the government’s decision whether to keep her or ship her to a sanctuary abroad, an environment official said.

Posted: July 2nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Women go skimpy for Mali

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BARING IT ALL FOR MALI  Models and entertainers hold placards calling attention to the plight of Mali, the elephant in Manila Zoo that various groups want to be sent to an elephant sanctuary in Thailand to live out her remaining days. The women (not in order)—Ornusa Cadness, Amanda Griffin, Isabella Gonzales, Sanya Smith, Bianca Valerio, Daiana Menezes, Sheena Vera Cruz, Mia Ayesa, Julia Sniegowski and Geneva Cruz—pose for a campaign of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Asia.  ANDREW TADALAN

Nine female commercial models and entertainers on Tuesday stripped down for the cameras to demonstrate what they called “the naked truth” about the condition of Mali, Manila Zoo’s lone elephant.

Posted: February 5th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Metro,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Views clash on what’s best for Manila’s lone elephant

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CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

While an animal rights watchdog contends that Manila zoo’s lone elephant is suffering physically and psychologically, her “best friend” has come out to air sentiments to the contrary.

Posted: July 15th, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Metro,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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