Yangon Zoo (Rangoon Zoo) in Myanmar

Yangon Zoo (Rangoon Zoo)
Typezoo
Founded1906
First elephant arrived1906
AddressLake Road, Kandawgalay Po
PlaceYangon
CountryMyanmar
Facebookyangonzoo

DirectorsDaw Moe Moe Lwin
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Located beside Kandawgyi Lake and the iconic Shwedagon Pagoda.

1906: Formally opened as the Victoria Memorial Park and Zoological Gardens in honor of Queen Victoria.
1951: Burmese government changed the name to the Rangoon Zoological Gardens and Parks.
2008: About 420 animals were relocated to the Naypyidaw Zoo.

2020: Yangon Zoo is noted for having Mo Mo, the oldest resident in the zoo, who turns 67 this October. She was born in Loikaw in 1953, and arrived in Yangon at the age of seven. Mo Mo is a female elephant, and has never mated with any of the male elephants. She remains single to this day. The animal adoption program includes three other female elephants – Myo Myo, Ma Hla Chaw and Ma Chaw Lay. They are fed on 10 pounds of wheat, jaggery, salt and 300 pounds of grass twice a day. The cost of adopting one of these pachyderms is K500,000 for one month.

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Yangon Zoo (Rangoon Zoo), Elephant Encyclopedia, Koehl, D. (2020), (available online at https://www.elephant.se/location2.php?location_id=566). (archived at the Wayback machine)

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