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Why Zoological Garden Yangon is special ?
The zoo has an area of 69.25 acres. It is noted for its collection of wild animals, flora and fauna which have been collected over the years since it was opened in 1906. A perfect place for studying various wildlife species and birds.
Animal performance shows are staged on public holidays in the zoo. Visitors can take an around-the-zoo trip riding an elephant or a horse. Restaurants are open in the zoo for the convenience of the visitors. The Natural History Museum is also located in the same compound.
What to explore at Zoological Garden Yangon?
The zoo was established in 1901 and was called Victoria Memorial Park and Zoological Gardens in honour of Queen Victoria. At that time, the highlight of the opening was the auspicious white elephant belonging to King Thibaw, the last king of Burma.
Renamed Yangon Zoological Gardens and Parks in 1951, the spacious 70-acre establishment now boasts over 1,100 animals, representing 200 species that include rare and endangered breeds such as Bengal tigers, Asian elephants, clouded leopards, hornbills and marsh crocodiles, among others. The rich varieties of animals include 60 species of mammals, 70 species of birds and 20 species of reptiles.
Apart from the fauna, Yangon Zoo also houses a rich variety of Southeast Asian flora including trees, shrubs, bamboo, palms and seasonal flowers.
How to get to Zoological Garden Yangon?
Located immediately north of downtown Yangon near Kandawgyi Lake, it easy way to get there by walking or take taxi from downtown to get there.
- The zoo of the history
- A fun Zoo for kids
- Place for family and Kids
- Amazing animals, weird experience
- The oldest zoo in Myanmar
Kan Yeik Tha Rd Yangon Myanmar (Burma)
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The Yangon Zoological Gardens (Yangon Zoo) is the oldest and the second largest zoo in Myanmar. Located immediately north of downtown Yangon near Kandawgyi Lake, the 69.25-acre (280,200 m2) recreational park also includes a museum of natural history, an aquarium and an amusement park With a collection of nearly 200 species and 1100 species, the zoo draws nearly 2.2 million visitors annually. The Zoo was formally opened by at 1902 as the Victoria Memorial Park and Zoological Gardens in honor of Queen Victoria. An opening was officially done by the Prince Albert Frederick Arthur George of the British Empire (who later became King George VI)
Many animals are fat because so many people feed them.