It is one of the best places to observe the wildlife in Bhutan. It is primarily a reserve area for Takin, the national animal of Bhutan. Takin took its birth from the cross breeding of the cow and a goat. This Zoo was shut down by the His Majesty on the terms that the Zoo is not keeping respecting religious sentiments and is going against the laws of nature. The freedom of all the animals lead to problems of traffic, food shortage, disturbance in the harmony of the place and unhealthy environment. It was then that the Zoo got its life back.
From the BBS TV Uplink point, around 10 min walk, takes you to the wall of the Zoo, which has few holes that give the best view of the various breeds of the animals.
When to go
The best time to visit the zoo is during Sunrise when all the animals gather near the fence to feed themselves.
How to reach
The point where Menri Lem street and Gaden Lem street meet, a pocket road leads to Motithang Takin Preserve which is around % min distance.