Zoological Gardens


Located in Yangon.


69.25 acres

Year of Establishment

Establishment in1906.


Situated in close proximity of the Great Shwedagon Pagoda, Royal Lake, Aquarium, Karaweik Hall and Yangon Railway Station.


  1. To provide for public relaxation.]
  2. To help provide extra_ curriculum studies for students and general knowledge for enthusiasts in the fields of Zoology and Botany.
  3. To educate and persuade the general public in the protection of wildlife.
  4. To propagate and conduct research on the perpetutation of rare species of wild animals and birds


Forest / Vegetative Types

About 300 tree species, totalling over 15000 trees, are planted. Thawkagyi, Linlun, Padiphyu, Meze, Karamek, Sagawa, Layhnyin, Zardeikpho, etc., are present.


59 species of mammals 60 species of birds and 18 species of reptiles, amounting to over 1300 species are kept in addition, elephant, rhinoceros, tapir, hippopotamus, camel, tiger, lion, deer, various species of monkeys, snake, tortoise, crocodile and various species of birds, a pair of tusks of the white elephant which died in 1219 during the region of King Thibaw, skeleton of a whale 72 feet in length and a statue of Stegosaurus are exhibited.

Conservation, Development and Research   Programmes

  1. Systematic feeding of animals rations formulated in accordance with approved standards for animal health.
  2. Construction of the new animal enclosures and houses.
  3. Assistance offered to students of Zoology and Veterinary Science in their studies and dissertations.


Opportunities for Study and Recreation

  1. Playground for children on lawns in the shade of trees.
  2. Rides on elephant-cart, horse-cart, elephants and horses.
  3. Restaurant and public telephone.
  4. Modern equipments including roller-coaster at the Amusement Park of international standard.
  5. Free snake and elephant shows on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.
  6. Easy access to the studies of fauna and flora.
  7.  Safety of visitors will looked after by police and security personnel on fulltime duty.

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Useful Myanmar Phrases

Auspicious to you all
Mingalar Bad

How are you?
nei kaun: ye. la:

Good morning
mingala nan ne khin: ba

Good evening
kaun: tho: nya. nei khin: ba

Good night/Good Bye
thwa: bi

Thank you
kyei: zu: tin ba de

Thank you very much
kyei: zu: amya: gyi: tin ba de

I cannot speak Myanmar
Myanmar lo matat' bu:

Do you understand?
khamya: na: le tha la:

May I take a photograph?
da' poun yai' lo. ya. mala:

May I use the telephone?
te li hpon: thoun: lo. ya. ma. la:

Where is the restroom?
ein tha be ma shi. tha le:

How much?
be lau' le:

What's that?
e: da ba le:

Very expensive
zei: mya: de

See you again
noun gya. thei: da paw.

Please to meet you.
twei. ya. da wan: tha ba de

Good luck
kan kaun: ba zei

sel' mashi ba ne.

Excuse me
thi: khan ba

It's all right.
ya ba de

Yes (Male)
hou' ke khin bya.

Yes (Female)
hou' ke shin.

hin. in:

da ge la:

It's impossible.
ma hpyi' nain bu:

hpyi' nain ba de

I beg your pardon (Male)
khin mya (?)

I beg your pardon (Male)
Shin (?)

Can I help you?
ku nyi ba ya. zei

kegya. ba oun:

hla. lai' ta

I want...
...gyin de


I want to go...
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Where is...?
...be na: ma le:

Turn left
be be cho:

Turn right
nya be cho:

Straight ahead
te, de. thwa: ba

Stop here
dima ya' ba

Slow down
hpyei: byei:

Be careful
tha di: hta: ba

Be careful, don't drive too fast
tha di: hta: ba: phyie: byei: maun:

Turn back
pyan hie:

Turn back
pyan hie:

How much do I owe you?
be lau' kya. tha le:

Keep the change
maan: ne. daw


lei zei

Bus Station
ba saka: hma' tain

Railway Station
buda youn

hou te

than youn:

hsei: youn

hsei: gan:

Police Station
ye: sa khan:

Post Office
sa dai


River Boat jetty
thin: baw: zei'

Guest house
e. yei' tha

sa: thau' hsain

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Building No. (33), Nay Pyi Taw, Union of Myanmar.
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