Pyongyang Central Zoo
Reopened after renovations in 2016, the Pyongyang Central Zoo features a variety of animals, from elephants to fish to reptiles, in indoor and outdoor enclosures. It also contains a natural history museum with life-sized dinosaur models.
Pyongyang Central Zoo Map
- Entry fee applies. Inquire for more details.
Best times to visit
- Weekends and public holidays are a good time to visit to rub shoulders with locals.
Established in 1959 under the instructions of Kim Il Sung, the zoo is the DPRK’s national zoo. It features many animals gifted by foreign leaders, such as an elephant from Ho Chi Minh of Vietnam, and a Jindo dog from Kim Daejung of South Korea. The zoo was renovated and reopened to the public in 2016.
- Contains a reptile exhibit, aquarium, aviary, penguin enclosure, and various other enclosures for a variety of animals such as elephants, hippopotamuses, and more.
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