Pyongyang Korea Central Zoo in North Korea


Pyongyang Korea Central Zoo
Typezoo

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Founded1959
First elephant arrived1959
Address Mt. Taesong
Place Pyongyang
Country North Korea
Website Website

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Description

Pyongyang Korea Central Zoo, located at Mt. Taesong, in Pyongyang, North Korea , was founded in 1959 and the first elephant arrived in 1959.

Living elephants

At the Pyongyang Korea Central Zoo lives 2 elephants with records in this database: (detail list)
  1. unknown
  2. unknown

Comments / picturesThe 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.


References for records about Pyongyang Korea Central Zoo

Recommended Citation

Koehl, Dan (2021). Pyongyang Korea Central Zoo, Elephant Encyclopedia. Available online at https://www.elephant.se/location2.php?location_id=1687. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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