After we made our order, I surveyed the place a bit and found it rather spacious.
This was the view from my left and if I stood up and leaned over, Manila Bay was just a glance a way.
But since they were kept safely in giant glass containers here in this attraction, my fears were put to rest. At first sight, though, the collection seemed extensive.
Until I realized that it was only the giant mirrors that were responsible for that illusion.
We dashed to the next attraction: Marine Life Habitat (Php 150 per head) featuring…
…Vincent and Icis-our lovable South American Sea Lions!
The sea lion clapped exuberantly to the delight of the audience.
He even looked to his right…
…and to the left on command.
When asked to bow, he bowed.
When commanded to salute, they saluted with pride!
When the trainer asked one of the sea lions to play ball, he went the extra mile by balancing it on his nose.
I was so amazed at their innate talent to entertain and obey instructions automatically.
Just in case you’re wondering whether sea lions and seals are one and the same, well, they are not.
Our lovable sea lion was all set to meet his adoring public.
I can’t help but be amazed at his social skills which proved to be better than mine.
He patiently waited for the next batch of excited viewers.
Manila Ocean Park
Website: Manila Ocean Park.com