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Yangon Zoo hosts 1.5 million visitors last year

Visitors feeding rhinoceros at Yangon Zoological Garden. Photo: Phoe Khwar
Visitors feeding rhinoceros at Yangon Zoological Garden. Photo: Phoe Khwar

The Yangon Zoological Garden, a major tourist attraction in Yangon City, hosted some 1.5 million visitors last year, according to a report in the Myawady Daily.
The Yangon Zoological Garden was opened in 1906. The zoo is renowned for its collection of flora and fauna, as well as wild animals, including mammals, birds and reptiles. It is surrounded by the Shwedagon Pagoda, Kandawgyi Garden and Karaweik Hall.
The Yangon zoo draws millions of visitors from home and abroad every year. A majority of the visitors come to the zoo to enjoy the elephant dance performed by Mo Mo, the clever oldest female elephant, born in 1953. “The number of visitors to the zoo is increasing year by year. Most visitors are from the countryside. The Yangon zoo hosts more than 10,000 visitors daily, especially during the weekends and public holidays. On the weekdays, it receives some 5,000 visitors per day,” said U Myo Kyaw Thu, administration manager of the zoo.
He said that the 112th anniversary of the Yangon Zoo would be celebrated on January 13 and 14 within the garden, and the public would be invited to visit the zoo.—GNLM

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