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Yangon Zoo

#49 of 131 things to do in Yangon (Rangoon) Features Animals
SW side of the lakes | Lake Side, Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
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Very sad to see beautiful wild animals in small concrete cages

We were just passing and decided we'd take a look as we usually enjoy animal parks and the entrance... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Caroline G
London, United Kingdom
via mobile

The animals are in tiny, disgusting cages with no food/water. The animals look run down and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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SW side of the lakes | Lake Side, Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were just passing and decided we'd take a look as we usually enjoy animal parks and the entrance fee is very low. We soon regretted giving money as the animals are in poor condition. Very sad to see beautiful huge tigers pacing up and...More

Thank Caroline G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The animals are in tiny, disgusting cages with no food/water. The animals look run down and alone. The elephants are tied up so they can't even take a step. Trained to dance for food. Red panda has hair falling out. Tiger in a tiny cage,...More

Thank katie5098
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is located on Kandawgyi Road near the Royal Kandawgyi Lake, It was built in 1906. The Zoo was includes in many species of Animals with naturally.

Thank Sally B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Being an animal lover, with nothing much to do in yangon, I decided to pay the zoo a visit since it was very cheap at $3/visitor. The zoo is relatively big with many different animals. But I was shocked to see the animals being treated...More

Thank rogerongrf
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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...More

Thank alloyd12
Reviewed 1 May 2017 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...More

1  Thank Sandra G
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

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

Thank talla91
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...More

1  Thank davechess686
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...More

Thank travelforgood2004
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...More

Thank Sanchita S
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Are there gibbons here?
13 January 2017|
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Response from Dr. Bob D | Reviewed this property |
Yes. There are Gibbon monkeys at the Yangon Zoo. And they are incredibly vocal and loud. But don't get close to the cage, trying to take a picture of them! One of the little thieves might snatch your camera or cellphone. I... More