Naypyidaw Zoological Gardens

The Naypyidaw Zoological Gardens (pronounced [nèpjìdɔ̀ təɹeiʔsʰàɰ̃ ʔṵjɪ̀ɰ̃]) located in Naypyidaw is the largest zoo in South East Asia. Located on the Yangon-Mandalay highway about 250 miles (400 km) north of Yangon, the 612-acre (247-hectare) zoo opened its doors on Myanmar's Armed Forces Day (27 March) in 2008 with about 420 animals trucked in from the Yangon Zoological Gardens.

Naypyidaw Zoological Gardens
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Naypyidaw Zoo
19°51′50″N 96°15′21″E / 19.863937°N 96.255815°E / 19.863937; 96.255815
Date opened27 March 2008
Mandalay Region, Myanmar
Land area612 acres (247 hectares)
No. of animals634 (2009)

The zoo has elephants, crocodiles, tigers, deer, leopards, monkeys as well as white tigers, zebras, and kangaroos.[1] It also comes complete with an air-conditioned penguin house in a country of persistent power shortages.[1]

In December 2009, the zoo had 634 animals of 89 species, including 304 from 34 different mammal species; 265 from 44 bird species; and 65 from 11 reptile species.[2]

Map of the zoo

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b "Built to Order: Myanmar's New Capital Isolates and Insulates Junta". The New York Times. 2008-06-24.
  2. ^ "Naypyidaw Zoo". Bi-Weekly Eleven (in Burmese). Yangon: Weekly Eleven: 26. 2009-12-04.

19°51′50″N 96°15′21″E / 19.8639°N 96.2558°E / 19.8639; 96.2558