June 20, 2021

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North Korean zoo upgrades include 65-meter ‘turtle’

Wing-shaped construction and turtle building part of a wider large-scale refurbishment to Pyongyang's zoo

Upgrades to Pyongyang’s Central Zoo include construction of a 65-meter turtle-shaped building, and a larger construction in the shape of a bird’s wing, satellite imagery and a bulletin from Korean Central Television (KCTV) reveal.

The new buildings are just a small part of the massive refurbishment project, which appears to be nearing completion.