Zoological sights in North Korea
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Rarely offered on standard tours, Pyongyang Zoo is worth a visit. It has a good aquarium and reptile house and a large array of animals, most of whom look pretty forlorn. Worst off are the big cats, nearly all gifts of long-dead communist big wigs around the world - the wonderful lions, tigers and leopards are kept in woefully inadequate compounds, and many have lost the plot as a result. The zoo's two elephants and its hippo all look exceptionally lacklustre as well.
There's more fun to be had with the baboons and a collection of lemurs, while the oddest exhibit is the huge collection of domestic cats. It's very relaxed and here; you'll find North Korean families on…