Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife: The Park of Empty Cages

One of the fondest memories that I had as a child when my parents took me and my brother to the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife, located in the heart of Quezon City. That was a great day for me then. We enjoyed playing on the swings and the slides on the parks playground. I also remembered that we brought our own lunch and ate under the towering trees. My favorite part of that memory is when Mom brought us to this cage with tens of talking mynahs. We enjoyed speaking to those birds because they answer back whatever we just said.

Well, that memory is all that I had of the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife since the park fell into unbelievable disrepair. The park is now a place of empty cages, which is kind of sad.
The park is named after this guy.
The symbol of People Power welcomes you.

How to Go to Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife

Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center, or simply “Wildlife,” is located along Quezon City Circle and between Quezon Avenue and North Avenue. From the South, the park could be by riding any bus that goes to Fairview. Just go down the Elliptical Road and you will reach the park by walking.

What to See Inside the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife

 The park is dry during the El Nino.

There is nothing much to see inside the park. There are still few birds that remain inside their cages, but most of the cages are empty. The place is famous in TV because the park serve as a refuge for wild birds and snakes caught in Metro Manila.
 Empty Cage. The chitter-chatter of birds are gone.

In the middle of the park is a big lagoon which is a good setting for lovers. The wildlife park is also a good place to hide from the noonday sun because there are many tall trees that cover the place.
The Park’s lagoon must be cleaned.
Dating inside Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife.

Ninoy Aquino Park and Wildlife Center is visited by students who are practicing for their class presentations and by lovebirds who want to have a semi-secluded place. There is also a small grotto inside the park. You could also go there just to while the time away. However, be reminded that the wildlife park is not for sightseeing because there is nothing much to see here.

During my visit in Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife, I saw five kinds of birds and that includes the lone Philippine Eagle.
The Majestic Philippine Eagle
Brahminy Kite
 Is this a wild chicken?
Black-Crowned Night Heron

I am a little bit disappointed with the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife. I wish that the park administrator revive the place so as to make me relive again my childhood memory.


Read about my second visit to Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife in my post, I am Back to See Ninoy Aquino.

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  1. My family's been there a few times when I was still a kid. The only thing I remember about it is that the place smells bad. lol.

    Hope you have a good weekend, Ish! :)

  2. Haha...maybe your family stay near the lagoon that's why it smells.

    Happy weekend too Mariel. ^_^

  3. a wild chicken? haha! :) gaash. even so. i want to go. sayang naman. tsk3x. hopefully marevive nila. :) *pupunta daw kami pagnagvisit sa fairview! yiheee! i'll see it for meself kuyaa! :)

  4. Maybe you're right. I really can't remember anything aside from that. Anyway, it's unfortunate that they weren't able to maintain the place. :\

  5. wow, we have the same comment, is that really a wild chicken? coloful! too bad, the wildlife park has not seen a lot of repairing these days... maybe that Noynoy is our Prez, he might find time to clean the place soon..

  6. @Renn:

    Sana nga ma-revive nila yung lugar. Sayang naman at maganda na yung place. Konting alaga na lang yung kulang. Pupunta kayo ng Fairview ha. Happy trip. ^_^ Pwede na rin kayong dumaan n'yan sa La Mesa Ecopark.


    ^_^ Talagang yun pa yung tumatak sa isipan mo ah. Napapaisip tuloy ako kung bakit. Sa akin kasi yung mga mynah na sobrang iingay eh.

    @Ate Claire:

    I do hope the same thing. Pero sana yung park admin eh hindi na kailangan pang sabihan ni Noy. Dapat magkusa na silang i-revive yung lugar.

  7. i wish i have enough time to visit some places like that too..
    happy blogging bro
    xenxa na di ako maxadong makadalaw

  8. Why has the park been neglected like that? If they cannot keep the wildlife, at least they should maintain the place, make it look nice and neat...and people can stroll around the place to relax and exercise. The People's Power sculpture is really nice...

  9. Wild chicken?! lolz... Ang alam ko pheasant siya.... Lalake yung maganda tingnan dahil sa mga kakaibang design ng kanilang feathers... Makukulay din sila... yung babae naman nun normally brown lang saka maiksi ang buntot...

    Hindi ba ikaw yung isa sa magkadate sa park?! lolz

    Sayang naman... sana nga irevive nila para buhay na ulit tingnan ang park... hehehehehhehe

  10. @Bluedreamer:

    It is ok my friend. Just drop by anytime you want. ^_^

    Ikaw naman. You will have time to visit those places. Maybe you could even go abroad.


    Well, the is the chronic problem with us here. We build many parks and public places but we are not good in maintenance. That is the reason why this park was neglected. I wish things will change for the better.


    Haha...sabi na mali yung hula ko eh. LOLs. Di bale, kalahi naman nila yung manok kaya ok na wild chicken din sila. :-)

    Hindi ako yan parekoy. Hindi ako nakikipag date sa ganyang lugar. :-P

    Maganda yung lugar parekoy. Konting alaga na lang talaga yung kailangan.


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