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Yangon Zoological Garden celebrates 110th anniversary

Visitors celebrate 110th anniversary of the founding of the Yangon Zoological Garden. Photo: Ko Ko Nay
Visitors celebrate 110th anniversary of the founding of the Yangon Zoological Garden. Photo: Ko Ko Nay

THE Yangon Zoological Garden, the oldest and second-largest zoo in Myanmar, celebrated its 110th anniversary of its fouding on 25 January this year.
To mark the occasion, a festival was held in the compound of the garden, located on 61 acres of land near Kandawgyi Lake.
The three-day event offers a wide range of entertainment programmes, including food stalls, puppet shows, circus and
music performances, chinlone demonstrations and elephant dance.
The zoological garden is open from 8am to 6pm daily, and admission fees are K1,000 per adult, K500 per child and K3,000 per foreign visitor.
With a collection of 46 species of mammals, 69 species of birds and 18 species of reptiles, the zoo draws thousands of visitors annually.
The zoo was founded with the aim of offering students and members of the public to learn about different kinds of animals, as well as plants.
A museum of natural history, an aquarium and an amusement park were also opened for public observation within the compound of the garden.

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