Hanoi Zoo, in Ba Dinh district, Hanoi, was recognised as a tourist site according to a recent decision approved by the Hanoi city People’s Committee.
Children watching an elephant at the zoo
The decision also announced that Hanoi Zoo Co. Ltd has responsibilities to manage and develop the site in accordance with the Law on Tourism and related legal documents.
Established in 1976, Hanoi Zoo, also known as Thu Le Park, covers around 29 hectares in Ngoc Khanh ward.
It is home to 600 individuals of over 100 species including amphibians, saltwater fishes, mammals, and birds. More than 40 species among them are endemic species which are listed in the Vietnam’s Red Book, such as the Asian golden cat, Indochinese tiger, leopard, and Vietnamese fireback.
Hanoi Zoo joined the South East Asian Zoos Association in 1993 and has expanded its cooperation with many zoos and other wildlife conservation organisations around the world.
It opens for the public from 8:00 to 18:00 every day, with an entrance fee of VND10,000 for adults and VND5,000 for children.