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Pyongyang Zoo, Pyongyang

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#5 of 6 in Parks in North Korea
Stretching over 1 sq km (0.6 sq mi), Pyongyang Zoo plays home to over 5,000 wild animals and a total of 650 species. Don't miss the elephants, the star attraction, all descended from an elephant presented by the late president of Vietnam. As many as 400 other species also came as gifts from foreign citizens. Enjoy the aquarium and reptile house, as well as the sections with baboons and lemurs. Among the more unusual collections are those of domestic cats and dogs, some of which once belonged to the supreme leader of North Korea (the display makes a more sense once you learn people can't keep dogs as pets). Be prepared to see some of the animals living in less than perfect conditions. On the other hand, you'll have the chance to interact with locals in an usually relaxed environment. Plan my trip to Pyongyang with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.
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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, monke...  more »
  • The animals live in conditions that should not even exist, it's really a shame to keep a place like this opened our century! Even if ok, they are fed (that's something, but attention is probably not what they need), their enclosures are not at all adapted, they have no enrichment, (apart from the case of this poor chimpanzee become addicted to cigarettes ()) non_mais seriously it's supposed be a zoo)). In short, place a boycott, don't go and spoken in all about you so that we can finally stop this massacre.
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