Pyongyang Zoo
Pyongyang Zoo
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Annfrew
Wellington, New Zealand154 contributions
Are displayed in this large, well landscaped, but old fashioned zoo environment. The cages that housed domestic cats upset me more than anything else. They needed to be at home on someone's bed not huddled on a branch in a bare cage in the rain!
Written June 12, 2019
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aceelen
San Luis Potosi, Mexico33 contributions
The entrance is a 10m*10m open mouth of national animal: The Tiger. Could also be at Tigers Stadium in Detroit, but it's in Pyongyang. The animals are in good shape, so the don't have leg of food. I never seen a Zoo for house cats and dogs before. The shown animals are mostly donated by the Kim's, but I guess they got them from other country's so the selection is quite random. Lots of turtles somehow. There is a Aqua show with seals. No dolphins or orca. So no Hollywood. But everything is clean and close Distanz (touching) to the animals. Worth to go there. Half a day should be planned to see everything. Food and beverage available. Maybe as a non Asian you will feel like 3rd Party, the other staring at you. Enjoy it.
Written October 18, 2016
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Mahbubur R
Dhaka City, Bangladesh121 contributions
Friends
A zoo with some differences. There are two different animal in a cage. White tiger. Clean environment and Well insight transportation.
Written January 25, 2014
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Rachel G
Middlesbrough, UK38 contributions
Solo
I would not personally have chosen to go to the Pyongyang Zoo, but I had ended up with a spare day by myself in Pyongyang, and this was one of the lesser visited sites for tourists that my guides took me to.

The zoo had a sizeable collection of animals, and some of the exhibits were of a decent size, but unfortunately the conditions for animals in other parts of the zoo were very poor. A few of the exhibits also mixed animals that I'm sure shouldn't be kept in pens together, most notably were the lions and tigers, which shared a fairly small enclosure.

Another odd site was seeing normal domestic cats and dogs in the zoo. They had a big section with lines of cages, similar to what you may see in a standard animal shelter, containing regular cats and dogs. This part of the zoo really stank especially around the dogs, and it was rather sad to see groups of puppies behind bars barking for attention and pawing at us through the cage walls.

There was a lot of building work going on in sections of the zoo, which gives me hope for larger enclosures in the future, but at my time of visiting this was a rather sad collection of animals.
Written February 12, 2014
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JaneinParis
Seattle, WA386 contributions
Couples
I was here a couple of years ago and was appalled when I saw the chimpanzee enclosure. The public and security staff were throwing lit cigarettes to the chimpanzee who was then smoking them. It was a very bad example to set for the children who were there. Chimpanzees in the wild and in captivity are all classified as endangered.
Written June 19, 2015
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Bronwyn
113 contributions
Solo
Nothing to write home about -- this is a pretty average zoo. Some animals have nicer habitats than others, and you can see all kinds of fish, big cats, giraffes, horses, deer, elephants, snakes, monkeys, and reptiles here. The architecture is the most impressive attraction here.
Written February 25, 2019
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Igor_JURISIC
Maribor, Slovenia240 contributions
Friends
Zoo is not something special. It's a nice zoo, but you can see similar also somewhere else. What makes this zoo special are shows you can see and enjoy.
Written January 13, 2016
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Rachel
1 contribution
Couples
Fantastic experience all round. Myself and Rachel Mannionee enjoy it thoroughly. Will definitely be going back there again.
Written April 19, 2020
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