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Yangon Zoo

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Yangon Zoo

Yangon Zoo is an ideal place to escape from the busy days, especially for families with young children. In 1901, to honor Queen Victoria, the zoo was established in 1901 and called Victoria Memorial Park and Zoological Gardens. In 1951, it was renamed Yangon Zoological Gardens and Parks. According to the estimation, there are 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... Yangon Zoo is also the house to variety of Southeast Asian flora including trees, shrubs, bamboo, palms and seasonal flowers… At the southern end of the park is The Museum of Natural History, the interesting place of a large-scale aquarium, a exhibits of taxidermy of rare indigenous animals, and the only roller-coaster in Yangon.

Opening Hours: 08:00 - 18:00 daily
Location: 40 Kaba Aye Pagoda Road, near Kandawgyi Lake and Shwedagon Pagoda, north of the city