North Korea: Kim Jong-un visits amusement park and Pyongyang zoo
North Korea's state television is ramping up coverage of visits by Kim Jong-un in an apparent attempt to help the untested young leader bolster popular support.
Central Zoo in Pyongyang
The Central Zoo, which was rebuilt at the foot of picturesque Mt Taesong in Pyongyang, is crowded with working people, youth and schoolchildren.
DPRK: Central Zoo in Pyongyang
Reptile House of the Central Zoo in Pyongyang
Pyongyang Citizens life, Inside the Central Zoo
The Korea Central Zoo, also referred to as the Pyongyang Central Zoo, is the national zoo of the DPRK. It is located near Mt. Taesong in suburban Pyongyang. The zoo has over 5,000 animals, comprising a total of 650 species, and covers an area of roughly one square kilometre. It was established in April 1959 at the instruction of the Great Leader Comrade Kim Il Sung.
Kim Jong-un visits Pyongyang Central Zoo - no comment
North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un tours a zoo in the capital Pyongyang as one of a series of appearances which some observers see as part of efforts to cement the young leader's grip on power and boost his popularity with the public.
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North Korea: Pyongyang Central Zoo 平壌の動物園
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Pyongyang*old: Zoo animals-NorthKorea 北朝鮮の昔 動物園と動物たち(平壌の世界090)
North Korea also has a zoo. There were only a limited number of animals at the zoo in the economic times when the economic condition of the Kim Jong Il period was still severe. Cats, dogs, turtles with numbered ...
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１）Pyongyang: City people-North Korea 北朝鮮で生活する人々
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３）Pyongyang: Riverside walk-North Korea 北朝鮮 河岸の散歩
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Meet Azalea The Smoking Chimp, Star At North Korea Zoo
In Pyongyang of North Korea, a newly opened zoo has a star: Azalea, the smoking chimpanzee. If a lighter isn't available, she can light up from lit cigarette if one is tossed her way. Though such a sight would draw outrage in many other locales, it seemed to delight visitors who roared with laughter on Wednesday as the chimpanzee, one of two at the zoo, sat puffing away as her trainer egged her on. Renovations for the new zoo began in 2014, as part of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's efforts to create more modern and impressive structures and leisure centers around the capital.
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Pyongyang Central Zoo in North Korea ???????? 평양중앙동물원
Pyongyang Central Zoo is the largest zoo in North Korea. It was built in 1959 and has been expanded and rebuilt. It reopened in July 2016.
It covers an area of more than 1 million square meters, more than 4 000 animals.
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Animals go on display following exhange with North Korea
1. Medium shot of children looking into the glass window
2. Close-up of baby weasels
3. Medium shot of breeder feeding the weasels and children watching
4. Pan of a banner reading: Animals from Pyongyang, welcome to Seoul national zoo
5. Medium shot of a jackal
6. Close-ups of the jackals
7. Medium shot a lynx clawing at edge of cage
8. Wide shot of children
9. SOUNDBITE (Korean): Park Yoo-Jin, 14-year old girl:
It's really marvellous and strange that the animals from the North actually made their way to the South.
10. Wide shot of the children watching lynx panting for breath, in cage
11. Close-up of the lynx panting for breath
12. SOUNDBITE (Korean): Kim Hyun-Duck, breeder:
They (the Jackals and the lynx) are really cute, and all are in good shape. The jackal eats a lot and hopefully it will grow well and breed well,
13. Wide shot of a truck unloading containers
14. Close-up of a container with animals inside
15. Medium shot of North Korean zoo officials watching unloading
UPSOUND: (reporter question) Are you happy? North Koreans: Yes.
16. Wide shot of a tractor removing the container from the truck
17. SOUNDBITE (Korean): Female trainer, no name given:
Well, our animals are going and their animals are coming. (reporter question: how do you feel?Happy?) Yes (laughs).
18. Zoom-out from the truck
North Korean lynxes and wolves made their public debut on Tuesday at a South Korean zoo after the first-ever animal exchange between the divided Koreas.
The animals were among 16 given to the South, making their trip across the world's most heavily armed border last week in exchange for five mating pairs of animals, hippos, red kangaroos, wallabies, guanacos and llamas, sent to Pyongyang Central Zoo.
The new arrivals appeared unsettled in their new homes.
Zoo keepers attributed this to the fact that they had been locked up inside their cages for days and had yet to become accustomed to being out in public.
But Kim Hyung-duck, the zoo keeper said the animals all looked healthy and he said he was looking forward to figuring out their characters.
Young children visiting the zoo let out wolf cries as they walked past the North Korean lynxes and wolves, which could hardly be distinguished from the South Korean variants were it not for the banner across their cages reading, Pyongyang's animal family, welcome to Seoul Grand Park Zoo.
Other animals sent to the South include coyotes, Siberian weasels, African ponies and Asiatic black bears.
Some children snapped pictures on camera phones of the Northern animals.
The beasts also drew stares from older South Koreans, who still suffer painful memories of the 1950-53 Korean War that divided the peninsula.
One 68 year-old woman said it felt strange looking at the animals from the North, saying she thought they look underfed and sad.
Many South Koreans are sympathetic about food shortages in the impoverished North, which relies heavily on outside aid to feed its people.
The two Koreas remain technically at war, but exchanges between the countries have increased in recent years despite an ongoing standoff over the North's nuclear ambitions.
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North Korean Celebrations / KBS뉴스(News)
North Korea celebrates New Year's Day on the solar calendar, unlike South Korea. Next, we will bring you scenes of North Koreans celebrating the first day of this year.
The first sun of 2019 rises over the skies of Pyongyang. Dressed in the traditional Korean attirehanbok, families gather to celebrate New Year's Day together.
[Soundbite] Stay in good health, grandfather and grandmother.
Like in South Korea younger family members perform deep, formal bows called sebae to elders and receive gifts of money in return. They also exchange words of blessing with each other. Relatives exchange calendars as New Year's gifts. Calendars are of course common in South Korea. And In North Korea, calendars are a popular item for New year's gifts. Eating the rice cake soup tteokguk is an indispensable part of celebrating New Year's Day in North Korea as well. In the past, pheasant or chicken meat were used to make tteokguk, just as in old sayings. Recently, pork has been used in many cases. Hot pork soup with rice, which gained popularity as North Korean refugees settled in Busan, following the Korean War, is also a representative dish North Koreans usually have on New Year's Day. Some families dine out in celebration of the first day of the year. Their choice for dinner is ostrich meat, which is enjoying popularity among North Koreans recently.
[Soundbite] (Pyongyang Citizen) : Ostrich meat was delicious, filling the mouth with a good flavor.
An increasing number of people go out to watch performances. North Korea's acrobatics boast sophisticated, entertaining techniques from a trapeze performance to a hula-hoop show. Extravagant celebrations were staged on New Year's eve, such as a fireworks display and a drone show.
[Soundbite] (Pyongyang Citizen) : This year is completely different from previous years, since there have been many changes in North-South Korean ties and international relations.
Western animation characters like Winnie the Pooh an
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Kim Jong-un visite le zoo central de Pyongyang
La télévision KRT, contrôlée par l'État nord-coréen, a montré le dirigeant Kim Jong-un visitant un zoo dans le capital Pyongyang. Ces visites sont considérées comme des tentatives pour stimuler la popularité du jeune leader.
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Smoking chimp is star of Pyongyang zoo
(19 Oct 2016) SMOKING CHIMP STAR OF PYONGYANG ZOO
Visitors roared with delight on Wednesday (19 OCT 2016), as Azalea the smoking chimpanzee stole the show at Pyongyang's newly opened Central Zoo.
Officials say the 19-year-old female chimpanzee, smokes about a pack a day.
They insist she doesn't inhale.
Thrown a lighter by a zoo trainer, the chimpanzee lights her own cigarettes.
The zoo also has performances featuring other animals trained to do tricks, including a monkey that slam dunks basketballs, dogs trained to appear as though they can do addition or subtraction on an abacus and doves that fly around and land on a woman skating on an indoor stage.
Renovations for the new zoo began in 2014, as part of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's efforts to create more modern and impressive structures and leisure centres around the North Korean capital.
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