This very good Yangon boy waited by his ‘missing’ poster until found (Video)

Heartbreak turned into disbelieving tears of joy when Ki Ki the dog was reunited with his Yangon family this week – after someone found him sitting right next to his “missing” poster. Days after Ki Ki vanished in North Dagon Township, Myat Mon Mon Maung was out house-searching on Wednesday when she saw a missing ...

Animals

Yangon Zoo: Please adopt these lovely animals

Yangon Zoo: Please adopt these lovely animals

Struggling to care for its animals, the Yangon Zoo is putting them up for adoption. Myanmar’s oldest and second-largest zoo is appealing to the public to adopt its tigers,...

Save these adorable things, public demands after deaths of Irrawaddy dolphins

Save these adorable things, public demands after deaths of Irrawaddy dolphins

The deaths of a number of Irrawaddy dolphins killed by illicit electro-fishing has led to renewed calls from the public and celebs for their protection. Although electrifying...

Yangon hospital reports skyrocketing dog bites

Yangon hospital reports skyrocketing dog bites

The Dog Bite Treatment Center in Myanmar’s dog-bitiest city, Yangon, said this week that its home base, Yangon General Hospital, is set to break its own record for dog bite...

Crowdfunding brings life-saving water to Myanmar’s deer

Crowdfunding brings life-saving water to Myanmar’s deer

A herd of endangered deer wait under the shade of one of the sparse trees in this parched central Myanmar landscape, watching as rangers dispatch drinking water -- a life-saving...

Cat-astrophe: Distillery fire caused by cat injures 1 in Northern Yangon

Cat-astrophe: Distillery fire caused by cat injures 1 in Northern Yangon

A fire at a whiskey distillery injured a man trying to extinguish the flames in Northern Yangon’s Thaketa township yesterday, according to an official from the Thaketa Fire...

Myanmar’s first-ever elephant museum opening next week

Myanmar’s first-ever elephant museum opening next week

Pachyderm enthusiasts, rejoice! Myanmar’s first-ever elephant museum — well, a wing of an existing museum — is opening its doors to the public next Wednesday. The...

Cock-Eyed Logic: Fighting birds spared indignity of arrest by local news outlet

Cock-Eyed Logic: Fighting birds spared indignity of arrest by local news outlet

Two gamecocks photographed alongside three men following a Sunday cockfighting bust were spared further indignity this week when a Myanmar news outlet made the humane move to...

VIDEO: Rogue elephant carrying young child charges past procession in central Myanmar

VIDEO: Rogue elephant carrying young child charges past procession in central Myanmar

Everything about the donation procession for the local pagoda — a routine sight in villages around Myanmar — was going according to plan. Right up until the elephant...

19 new gecko species discovered in Myanmar caves

19 new gecko species discovered in Myanmar caves

American and Southeast Asian scientists have discovered 19 previously unknown gecko species in remote parts of Myanmar. The discoveries highlight the biodiversity of isolated...


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Myanmar has plenty of animals, but not always the cute and cuddly kind. It is most famous for elephants; the country boasts the largest surviving Asian elephant population in Southeast Asia. The animals have long served as symbols of royalty and signs of good fortune. Another famous animal is the peacock. The bird is the symbol of Myanmar’s most famous political party, the National League for Democracy, which Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi steered to election victory in 2015. Besides those, we also find ourselves often writing about Yangon’s stray cats, dogs, snakes and crocodiles and the people who either abuse or protect them.