Monday, August 21, 2017

Yadanabon Zoological Garden welcomes its newest resident

The Yadanabon Zoological Garden, near Mandalay Hill, welcomed an inn kyar (pond tiger) on February 10.

The captured pond tiger seen at its new home in Mandalay Yadanabon Garden. Than Naing Soe / The Myanmar TimesThe captured pond tiger seen at its new home in Mandalay Yadanabon Garden. Than Naing Soe / The Myanmar Times

Zoo administrator U Tin Shwe said the tiger was captured by villagers near Pin Phar Phar two days earlier and transferred to the Homalin Forestry Department.

“The pond tiger was taken to Monywa from Homalin by ship, after which it was transferred to the Yadanabon Zoological Garden by car,” he said.

U Tin Shwe said the male one-year-old tiger was undergoing treatment due to injuries sustained at the time of its capture. He said the animal’s claws, which were found embedded into its skin, were trimmed.

The Yadanabon Zoological Garden has been home to a female pond tiger which was donated in June 2015 by a monk from Sagaing in the Mandalay Region.

“The pond tiger is an endangered animal which can be found in the Rakhine and Bago mountain ranges and in the deep forests of Tanintharyi Region,” U Tin Shwe said.


Translation by Khine Thazin Han