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Pyongyang Zoo

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Gifts for the leaders

Are displayed in this large, well landscaped, but old fashioned zoo environment. The cages that... read more

Reviewed June 12, 2019
Annfrew
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Wellington, New Zealand
Regular zoo in Pyongyang

Nothing to write home about -- this is a pretty average zoo. Some animals have nicer habitats than... read more

Reviewed February 25, 2019
bronwynrev
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Toronto, Canada
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Jun 12, 2019
“Gifts for the leaders”
Feb 25, 2019
“Regular zoo in Pyongyang”
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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!
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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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