The Manila Zoo has recently been in the news as of late, with reports alleging the sad, sorry state of the Manila tourist spot. Thankfully, none of the rumors are true, and as we saw earlier today the animals are happy, content and definitely not starving nor unhappy at their living arrangements. Canon intends to keep it that way, and has hosted a succession of photography activities at the Manila Zoo to commemorate the 52nd anniversary of the iconic attraction.
“We are one with all Filipinos in celebrating the founding of the Manila Zoo. Through photography, we hope that they will better appreciate the wildlife inside Manila’s oldest zoo,” says Alang Chng, president and CEO of Canon Marketing Philippines Inc.
Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim was present during today’s festivities, and loudly proclaimed that despite calls and offers to relocate the zoo to other places to give way for modern development projects, the zoo will never close or go away as long as he’s the mayor of Manila.
CMPI opened the newly rebuilt Nipa Hut to all visitors which whill now be called Canon ImageNation Centre and will be the site of upcoming zoo activities and future Canon PhotoSkwela sessions. CMPI has been supporting the zoo over the past years to improve the facilities and improving animal awareness for the citizens in Metro Manila.