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Yangon Zoo

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Address: SW side of the lakes | Lake Side, Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
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Enclosures too small for most animals especially big mammals

First, I have to say that I expected the zoo to be worse than it was, being in a country where animal welfare has yet to be progressive. Enrichment was provided in some animals... read more

Reviewed 13 April 2017
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Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

I went on a rainy day which is what made it such a good time. The animals are way more active when it is cool and wet. You can see everything in about 3 hours and not feel too rushed, or make it a day trip and have lunch under one of the many shelters. This zoo was unlike most... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed at Yangon zoo last April, I can explain how I felt when I saw how the animals are kept there. Monkeys in tiny cages made of cement and mesh, without water and full o plastic bags that people was throwing inside. Elephants chained on the floor. Wild cats in small, empty and smelly cages. A deer with a... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The state of the zoo is terrible, the animals are living in small and dirty cages without water and begging for food.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

During a short stop off in Yangon we decided to visit the zoo without checking trip advisor (clearly a bad decision) the zoo is in disarray every single animal in there is in a enclosure far too small and dirty, we happened upon the black bear enclosure to find two reasonably sized filthy dirt covered bears stressfully chewing the rusty... More 

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Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

First, I have to say that I expected the zoo to be worse than it was, being in a country where animal welfare has yet to be progressive. Enrichment was provided in some animals' enclosures such as climbing ropes, toy balls, etc. But many animals were placed in small rusty cages and enclosures, especially the tigers who were pacing stressfully.... More 

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India
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132 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

More than a zoo the Yangon zoological garden is a nature lover's paradise. The zoo is spread over a sprawling few acres of land consisting of lakes, water bodies and little jungles. The zoo is very beautifully segregated for reptiles, mammals, amphibians and aquatics. There are shows at different timing, so time your visit accordingly. One can feed the docile... More 

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Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
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63 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

It was established over 100 years however still attracting to visitors from far and near. Location is heart of Yangon and beside the Kandawgyi lake so that easy to access even walk from downtown. Yangon(Rangoon) Zoo has plenty of rare species both mammals and bird such as Red Panda(nick name firefox), Takin, Red Goral, Tapir, Clouded Leopard,Fishing Cat, Reticulated Python,... More 

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Norway
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017

The hippos were standing by the wall waiting to be fed. Some of them seemed to get way more food than others. The fence is low enough that you can easily reach down and touch the hippos if you’re stupid enough. It’s an accident waiting to happen. The elephants were standing in a row while being fed by the visitors.... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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432 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Unfortunately with the movement of the government, most of the best animals were taken and there is just a shadow of the previous zoo.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Old zoo with many animals in there.. we enjoy our trip to this zoo. The zoo is kind of big, we spent at least 2 hours there watching the animals and walking around.

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