- COUNTRIES AROUND THE WORLDSTORY OF ANIMAL FRIENDS
- Seoul Zoo, where all kinds of animals on the earth are gathered, is divided into 3300 kinds of animals, including the world's most rare species, the Rowland Gorilla, and about 3,300 species of animals from all over the world. From popular animals such as lions, giraffes, and elephants from Africa, you can meet all of the herbivorous animals from grasslands, birds flying from each continent, dolphin friends in the sea, as well as rare, endangered animals from around the world. It is a special experience space where animals and people come together.
Please choose an animal
Arctic Fox House
- Arctic Fox
Arctic foxes are the only species amongst the dog family that have a different color of fur depending on the season due to shedding. In the summer, they are dark grey-brown and in the winter, they are white. They can easily walk in snow thanks to their furry feet. Currently, the zoo has one male and one female fox.
Bunny Village (Bunny House)
- Domestic Rabbit
This is the most common type of rabbit across the world and most of the rabbit we see are of this kind. Rabbit control their body temperature with their ears, which can hear the smallest sounds thanks to their large size. Rabbit’ teeth never stop growing throughout their lifetime so they take care of their teeth by chewing on hard bark. They produce two types of droppings; they eat the first kind, the soft and nutrient-rich ones, then they excrete the second kind, which are the completely digested, round, flat and hard droppings.
Mini Pig House
- Mini Pigs
These are pet pigs that do not exceed 60 kg even when fully grown. These kind of pigs are smart, allowing them to do tricks if trained.
Squirrel Monkey House
- Squirrel Monkey
These monkeys have a unique look: they look like they have a white face with a mask on their mouths. While their heads are relatively big compared to their bodies, they are usually 23-27 cm tall and weigh around 1 kg on average. They are active during the day and spend most of their time on trees.
- Black Goats
- Boer Goat
Goats live all over the world, and though they mostly live on grass fields, some live in areas where grass is scarce. Because goats have been domesticated since a long time ago, their appearances vary based on the regions they live in.
Black goats enjoy elevated regions and they can freely run around on rough rocky mountains with their split hooves that can expand or contract as needed.
Boer goats are cross-bred goats between South African goats and European Angora goats. They have a strong immune system and can adjust well to dry and hot weather. Usually, they can easily be identified by their white bodies with brown heads, droopy ears like dogs and short and solid horns that curve towards the back of their heads.
Alpacas live in the Andean highlands, 3,500-5,000 m above ground. They have long legs and necks, with short tails.
Their fur colors vary from black, white, brown and more. They also have the habit of spitting on the ground.
Sheep Feeding Experience
- Corriedale Sheep
Corriedale sheep are cross-bred sheep between New Zealand’s Merino sheep from the Corriedale Farm and British long-haired sheep. They are healthy and can quickly adjust to new environments, which is why there are so many of them raised in Korea.
Japanese Macaque House
- Japanese macaque (Macaca Fuscata)
These monkeys are of Japanese origins. Amongst all monkey species, these live in the coldest regions, usually in forests or mountains. They are also called snow monkeys, because they live in brittle cold and snow; as cold as - 20°C. Their faces turn red in winter and they bathe in hot springs to fight the cold at times. They also organize themselves in groups of 20 to 80 monkeys and live amongst the group in an orderly fashion, with the strongest male monkey being their leader.
Baby Animal Home
- Fischer’s Lovebird
- Common Marmoset
- Cotton-Top Tamarin
- Tri-Colored Squirrel
- Red Squirrel
- Banded Mongoose
- Guinea Pig
- Domestic Rabbit
This place is home to Fischer’s lovebirds, with their flamboyant feathers, that live in groups; common marmosets, that have white ear hair and a white spot on the forehead; tri-colored squirrel, with their vibrant colors; cotton-top tamarins, that have white feather garments on the top of their heads; banded mongooses, that dig holes or take naps in trees; meerkats, the guards of the desert; and chubby guinea pigs, with their sharp toenails and no tails.
Ponies and Donkeys
- Shetland Pony
- African Pony
Ponies are a species of horses that are short, with short legs, a wide torso and coarse hairs. Shetland ponies are small, but strong and gentle in nature. The African Pony currently living in the zoo came from Pyeongyang’s Central Zoo in 2005, during the inter-Korean animal exchange program. Donkeys are careful in nature, but are strongly obedient and have excellent physical endurance.
- Saanen Goat
Saanen goats come from the Saanen Valley in Switzerland, which is where they got their name from. They are known to produce so much milk that they often act as mothers to other mammals.
Korean Native Dogs
- Jindo Dog
- Pungsan Dog
- Bulgae Dog
- Donggyeong dog
Here, you can meet Donggyeong dogs, who are registered as the national monument No. 540, with their short or absent tails and their gentle nature, Jindo dogs, that are loyal to owners and have great personalities, and Bulgae dogs, that are told to have originated between a wolf and a dog in Sobaeksan Mountain. You can also find Pungsan dogs that are known to be the hunting dogs of North Korea: they are strong against the cold and have muscular hind legs that can run easily in mountainous regions – this dog is designated as North Korea’s national monument No. 368.