Yadanabon Zoological Gardens

Yadanabon Zoological Gardens

Coordinates: 22°00′22″N 96°06′00″E / 22.006°N 96.100°E / 22.006; 96.100

Yadanabon Zoo
ရတနာပုံ တိရိစ္ဆာန် ဥယျာဉ်
Date opened 1989[1]
Location Mandalay
Mandalay Division, Myanmar
Land area 55 acres (0.22 km2)[2]
Coordinates 22°00′22″N 96°06′00″E / 22.006°N 96.100°E / 22.006; 96.100
Number of animals 300 (2003)[1]
Major exhibits Burmese Roofed Turtle,
Burmese Star Tortoise

The Yadanabon Zoological Gardens (Burmese: ရတနာပုံ တိရိစ္ဆာန် ဥယျာဉ်, pronounced [jədənàbòuɴ təɹeiʔsʰàɴ ʔṵjɪ̀ɴ]) is a zoo in Mandalay, Myanmar. The zoo has nearly 300 animals, including tigers, leopards and elephants,[1][3] and houses the only potential captive breeding group of Burmese Roofed Turtles (K. trivittata) in the world.[4]

According to a March 2011 report by a Yangon-based news magazine, the zoo reportedly is under consideration for privatization.[2]

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History

The zoo is located at the foot of Mandalay Hill and was established in 1989. The zoo is opened on 8th April 1989. In 2003, its facilities were upgraded for K500 million.[1] Part of the upgrade program included a dedicated K. trivittata enclosure with a larger ground pond, built with emergency funds donated by BTG Studios of Sydney and Allwetterzoo Münster of Germany.[5]

K. trivittata

Yadanabon Zoo is notable for having the five of these turtles, out of a worldwide known population of eight. These five include one adult male, two adult females, and a juvenile male and female. According to Gerald Kuchling,

Of the world's top 25 most endangered turtles (TCF, 2003), this species is arguably in the top two that most desperately need a captive assurance colony in order to survive.[5]

The Turtle Survival Alliance is working closely with the zoo to help care for the turtles, as well as a breeding program for Burmese Star Tortoises (G. platynota).[4]

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References


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См. также в других словарях:

  • Naypyidaw Zoological Gardens — Naypyidaw Zoo နေပြည်တော် တိရိစ္ဆာန် ဥယျာဉ် Date opened 27 March 2008 Location Naypyidaw Mandalay Region, Myanmar Land area 612 acres (247 hectares) Number of animals …   Wikipedia

  • Mandalay — This article is about the city in Burma. For other uses, see Mandalay (disambiguation). Mandalay မန္တလေး Downtown Mandalay …   Wikipedia

  • Naypyidaw — Nay Pyi Taw   Capital City   …   Wikipedia


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