Pyongyang Korea Central Zoo in North Korea

Pyongyang Korea Central Zoo
Typezoo
Founded1959
First elephant arrived1959
AddressMt. Taesong
PlacePyongyang
CountryNorth Korea
Websitehttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korea_Central_Zoo
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The Korea Central Zoo, also referred to as the Pyongyang Central Zoo, is the national zoo of North Korea. It is located near Mt. Taesong in suburban Pyongyang. The zoo has over 5,000 animals, comprising a total of 650 species, and covers an area of roughly one square kilometre. It was established in April 1959 at the instruction of Kim Il-sung.

Elephants at the zoo are said to be one of the chief attractions; all the elephants are descended from the family of a single "hero elephant" given to Kim Il-sung by Ho Chi Minh in 1959.

2009: The received 2 elephants from Laos.

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Pyongyang Korea Central Zoo, Elephant Encyclopedia, Koehl, D. (2012), (available online at https://www.elephant.se/location2.php?location_id=1687). (archived at the Wayback machine)

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