Myanmar will buy Japanese penguins for more than US$70,000 to be displayed at the Naypyidaw Zoological Gardens, according to the zoo’s administrator.
Than Soe Aye said the gardens had to buy new penguins as the former ones died of a fungal disease six months ago and the penguins attracted many visitors.
"We have been unable to display penguins for six months. We already paid half of the price for five pairs of Japanese penguins. The cost is about US$7500 per penguin. They will be here before the end of February," said the administrator.