Why is Manila Zoo trending on Twitter?

Manila Zoo started trending on Twitter last Tuesday and as of posting time is still on the trending list, currently number 3 in the Philippines.

So why is it trending? It all started when one netizen shared on his blog the plight of the animals in the said zoo. The netizen also showed photos/pictures of malnourished donkeys, a rabbit with an untreated wound, an ostrich with a disease on its eye among others. The government for its part has already alerted the Bureau of Animal Industry, which regulates zoos in the country. Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim will reportedly hold a dialogue “with concern citizens.” You can also do your part, if you wish to help in raising funds for Manila Zoo, you may call (02) 468-9498 and (02) 383-6862.