Yangon Zoo

Yangon Zoo, Yangon (Rangoon): Hours, Address, Yangon Zoo Reviews: 3/5

8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Maëlle
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Horrible
Mar 2020 • Solo
I walked in thinking it was a park but this is a real zoo. A prison for animals. They are is tiny cages, with no grass nothing. Their cages are crowded, no space and don't seem to be cleaned.
Don't go there, don't pay for this place of torture.
Written March 9, 2020
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locomotore
Nasushiobara, Japan872 contributions
poor animals
Jan 2020
...especially the tigers and the lions: pacing back and forth and emitting hearth breaking sounds.
The whole place should be refurbished to give the animals a much more decent, natural and relaxing environment.
I left disconsolate.
Written February 16, 2020
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Shirish R
Mumbai, India19 contributions
Interesting Zoo
Feb 2020 • Couples
114 year old zoo. Fairly good and diverse collection of animals, most of them in multiple numbers. Unlike many other places in Myanmar, signages were also in English. A good map was given with the ticket of MMK 3,000 per head. There were water stations inside the zoo too.
Written February 13, 2020
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ron d
Caloundra, Australia595 contributions
Pretty good
Jan 2020
I had read some very negative reviews on TripAdvisor about cramped cages. A few of the cages were a little small but most of the animals were in fairly decent enclosures. There was no focus on indigenous animals but the zoo has a fairly good collection nevertheless.
Written February 11, 2020
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Bonnie S
Chilliwack, Canada1,477 contributions
Such a sad place
Jan 2020
For people, it may be fun with zip lines, ice cream, and shady walks, but for animals, it is absolutely terrrible! The elephants beg for sugar cane, which you have to buy, the pandas have no greenery and just pace back and forth, the tigers and lions are in concrete cages, and the deer pens are overcrowded with no greens to eat. Some of the cages have heritage status and they still house animals.

We stayed in a hotel next to the zoo and our room overlooked the tiger cages. They cried all the time and my heart broke. Shame on Myanmar!
Written February 6, 2020
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jbushman2017
Fresno, CA408 contributions
Mingle with Animals and Local People
Jan 2020 • Couples
I love going to zoo’s in foreign countries. It is a great chance to mingle with the locals and experience everyday life and see different kinds of animals from those in my home country. This zoo is better than average. We came on a holiday weekday (New Year’s Day) and lots of families were out. The zoo hosts special shows, has a play area, picture spots, bus rides and zip line, and allows families to bring their own picnic setups inside. This zoo is more a Zoological Park than just a zoo (as the full name implies). Animal wise the zoo may not have the biggest variety of animals nor were the animal habitat’s in the best condition (the zoo looks like it was built many years ago) but the sheer numbers of large animals was a big draw. This zoo has nearly a dozen tigers, multiple hippos is several different areas, Rhinos, bears, 50+ deer in one area, etc. There are so many chances to see big animals that many zoos do not have in such quantity. The cost to foreigners is 3000K or about 2$ dollars. The zoo is directly behind the Rose Garden Hotel, a popular hotel for tour companies, so for us we could walk there. Interacting with the locals and watching them interact with their own children and families was a very humanizing experience that my family enjoyed very much. We spent about 1.5 hours there.
Written January 1, 2020
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gregsf11
San Francisco, CA713 contributions
Can't say it's amazing, but worth the admission
Nov 2019
The admission fee is so trivial that it's worth it just to walk through. You can go through the South entrance on your way to either the Shwedagon Pagoda or Kandawgyi Lake and come out the North end. You don't have to backtrack. For me, it was worth it just to see the red panda and the big cats.

That said, some of the big cats, and other animals, don't look too happy. Tigers were pacing in their cages. Elephants in particular look like they need more room. And the gibbon had such a sad and depressed look on his face.

On the other hand, the elephants seemed happy to be hand fed snacks which you can buy, and overcrowding in general isn't much of a problem now that many animals have been transferred to the zoo in the new capital in Nyapitaw.
Written December 25, 2019
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Tailor Made Tourism
Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar15 contributions
Something is seriously wrong with this place. Not recommended
Nov 2019
The leaflet given out to tourists has a photo of a bear (or dog) jumping through a flaming hoop.
Inside beautiful birds are squashed into tiny cages, money's are left alone and appear bored out of their brains.
The worst was at the animal show. A snake charmer releases a terrified copra, teased it until it was so confused she was able to kiss it's head. The snake is so scared it lashed out at her arm. Some poor monkey is dressed in a soccer uniform to do some silly routine.
Those were the obvious problems but in the deer cage/holding pen, the base of a tree was covered wire that was rusting and looked sharp.
I watched as a child used a blowup baseball bat to hit the wire of a cage where a monkey held on. The attendant who was sitting close by did nothing.
I can only recommend that you avoid this place.
Written November 18, 2019
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travellinrabbit
526 contributions
At the Better End of Asian Zoos.
Oct 2019 • Couples
There are some things that one needs to remember when visiting this Zoo: this is not your typical European standard EAZA institution. This is a Zoo that was built in the typical Victorian style in 1906, that often takes in animals which were formerly kept as pets surrendered by members of the public and that Myanmar is an extremely poor country which lacks the finance, infrastructure and general standards of education required to be able to improve these kinds of facilities. They are trying to do as much as they possibly can with very little. As Asian Zoo standards go, there are much worse out there than Yangon (see a large number of Indonesian and Malaysian Zoos for a start). The majority of the animals here looked generally healthy, well fed and well cared for, although some in particular got a rough deal when it came to the build of their enclosures. A selection of the animals actually looked quite overfed, and this is a direct result of them being fed by the public and therefore lacking the incentive to get up and move around their enclosures to find food. I had a specific concern with regards to the welfare of one particular animal which I contacted both the Zoo and their parent company about directly following my visit - unfortunately I did not receive a response. The variety of animals was impressive, the size of the Zoo itself was actually really surprising. It would be very easy to miss the on site museum. The Zoo provides great value for money for an interesting and educational day out. As long as you manage your expectations when visiting, and realise that this is not London Zoo or Chester Zoo - I think it is important to realise and understand the challenges that establishments such as this face, and appreciate that without exposure and access to the appropriate knowledge amongst other things, it will actually never be possible for animal welfare standards to improve. It is our duty as more privileged citizens to share whatever we can to help. I would really like to see a programme of improvement take place in this Zoo in conjunction with one of the richer European organisations which has the ability to implement real change and large scale transformation. The potential this place has is huge.
Written November 9, 2019
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rastko
Copenhagen, Denmark1 contribution
Very Sad
Jun 2019 • Family
I have been to this Zoo 3 years ago and then it looked in bad shape .
Now visiting again this is one of the saddest things I have seen in my life.

The monkeys are fighting the rats , dead rats everywhere.
Crocodiles living in small patches of water.
Big animals clearly stressed. Everything so dirty . Just sadness.

How can anybody do this to animals ?

I hope that someone will help these poor creatures.
Written June 9, 2019
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