Zoo

  • Thailand News

    Khon Kaen Zoo celebrates first successful black swan breeding

    Khon Kaen Zoo proudly announced the successful breeding of black swans, marking a first in the zoo’s history. The arrival of three cygnets, hatched in early February, comes as a delightful surprise to zoo officials and animal lovers alike. Thipawadee Kittikhun, the acting director-general at the zoo, revealed that three eggs were laid by a seven year old swan in…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand zoo unveils new capybara print legwear

    Khao Kheow Open Zoo in Chon Buri province is introducing its newest sensation: capybara pants, scheduled to be available in stores next month. Announced via the zoo’s buzzing Kha Moo and the gang Facebook page, the revelation of these quirky trousers has sparked a viral storm, amassing over 1,500 shares in merely five hours. Director General of The Zoological Park…

  • Thailand News

    Update: Chiang Mai Night Safari confirms four zoo animals died, not 13

    Kritsada Lapimon, Deputy Director of the Pinkanakorn Office and Director of the Central Administration Office performing duties on behalf of the Director of the Pinkanakorn Development Office, chaired a press conference to clarify the number of deaths of animals at the Chiang Mai Night Safari yesterday, January 15. Thitirat Tawanwong, Deputy Director of the Pinkanakorn Development Office and Director of…

  • Northern Thailand News

    Mysterious mass death at Chiang Mai Night Safari shocks Thailand

    Chiang Mai Night Safari, a popular tourist attraction in Thailand, faced a mysterious mass death of 13 endangered animals, a significant blow to the country’s wildlife. The casualties include a valuable white tiger, with veterinarians attributing the deaths to various causes, including natural ageing and diseases. Visitors to the Chiang Mai Night Safari expressed disappointment, reporting that the number of…

  • World News

    Circus chaos: Lion’s great escape leaves Italian residents in a ‘purr-suit’ of safety (video)

    “The Lion Sleeps Tonight,” so the 1982 pop classic by Tight Fit goes but that wasn’t the case for a lion in Italy named Kimba who escaped from the Ronnie Roller Circus troupe and roamed the streets of Ladispoli, causing the local authorities to urge residents to stay indoors for their safety. A video of the eight-year-old lion ambling past…

  • Guides

    Exploring Thailand’s Best Safari Parks and Zoos for Wildlife

    Explore the incredible wildlife and immersive experiences that Thailand’s best safari parks and zoos have to offer. From the well-known Safari World in Bangkok, which has outdoor animal habitats and exciting shows, to the biodiversity-rich Khao Kheow Open Zoo, which provides exceptional animal interactions and is dedicated to conservation. Discover the natural elegance of the Chiang Mai Zoo and get…

  • Pattaya News

    Pattaya’s wild wonderland: Zoofari roars into town with lifelike animatronics

    Pattaya residents and visitors are braced for an enthralling journey into the wild with Zoofari, an event showcasing realistic animatronic wildlife. Pattaya’s Terminal 21 is hosting Zoofari, a unique event showcasing realistic animatronic wildlife. This immersive extravaganza, filled with vibrant, lifelike creatures, is sure to leave everyone, from the young to the young at heart, in awe. Zoofari is a…

  • Thailand News

    Roaring opportunity: Phuket zoo seeks lionhearted caretakers

    Phuket Zoo has two vacancies for lion caretaker positions, giving priority consideration to applicants with experience in lion or tiger care, according to a recent post on the Phuket Work Facebook group. The job advertisement quickly garnered attention and sparked a wave of online speculation, with many netizens questioning what had happened to the previous lion caretakers and where one…

  • World News

    Unbear-lievable scandal at Chinese zoo: Are sun bears actually humans in bear suits? (video)

    A Chinese zoo categorically denied its sun bears are humans dressed in bear suits. Hangzhou Zoo finds itself embroiled in controversy as speculations swirl on social media, alleging that its sun bears may not be genuine creatures but humans in bear suits. The uproar erupted when images of one of the zoo’s sun bears, a species native to Southeast Asia,…

  • Thailand News

    Korat Zoo’s new 25 million baht spotted hyena enclosure wows visitors

    The Korat Zoo in Nakhon Ratchasima unveiled its latest attraction – a new enclosure for a group of spotted hyenas, drawing the attention of visitors to an up-close encounter via the Sky Walk bridge. Thanachan Kensing, the director of Nakhon Ratchasima Zoo, today formally introduced the newcomers: Six spotted hyenas, aged 13 to 15 years old. The cohort, imported from…

  • Thailand News

    Khon Kaen zoo conducts health check on giant turtles as breeding season ends

    Khon Kaen Zoo conducted health checks on various species of tortoises and turtles in preparation for their egg-laying season after the completion of the breeding period. Some of the tortoises weighed over 70 kilograms, yet maintained good health. Khon Kaen Zoo has been focusing on the breeding and conservation of various species of tortoises, including the Aldabran giant tortoise, with…

  • Hot News

    Chiang Mai’s famous giant panda turns 21 years old

    Chiang Mai’s famous giant panda, Lin Hui, has turned 21 years old. The panda is well-known as being Chiang Mai Zoo’s most popular attraction, with birthday festivities drawing crowds from all around the country. The Chinese Consulate-General in Chiang Mai wrote a special card for the zoo, saying it was grateful for the zoo’s efforts in caring for the panda…

  • Northern Thailand News

    Tigers and tiger body parts seized from Thai zoo investigated for alleged wildlife smuggling

    In a crackdown on suspected wildlife trafficking, the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation seized 5 tigers from a private zoo in the Isaan province Mukdahan. DNA tests confirmed that at least 3 of the 5 tiger cubs are not related to the tigers in the Mudka Tiger Park & Farm, leading officials to believe the wildcats were…

  • South Thailand News

    Zoos to be investigated for possible involvement in black market animal trade

    Zoos across Thailand will be investigated for possible involvement in the black market wildlife trade. The probe follows a case where 2 rare albino barking deer went missing at Songkhla Zoo and a top zoo official investigating the disappearance was shot and killed at the zoo in an apparent murder-suicide. After suspicion that the deer were stolen and sold in…

  • South Thailand News

    Songkhla senior zoo official carries out murder-suicide after deers go missing

    A senior zoo official in Songkhla has reportedly shot himself in his home in an apparent murder-suicide after being investigated over 2 missing rare albino barking deers. Phuvadol Suwanna, chief of the conservation and research section of the state-run zoo, allegedly murdered his boss, Suriya Senpong, the Director of the Zoological Park Organisation of Thailand, while he was investigating the…

  • South Thailand News

    Songkhla Zoo director to be investigated over missing rare animal

    After a rare albino barking deer went missing from the Songkhla Zoo, the zoo director, who claims the animal was eaten by a python, is now being investigated by the Zoological Park Organisation as well as the Natural Resources and Environment Ministry. The 1 year old deer went missing from the zoo in February, but yesterday zoo director Chalermwut Kasetsomboon…

  • Pattaya News

    Thailand’s oldest hippo turns 55 – VIDEO

    Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you. Happy Birthday Mae Mali, Happy Birthday to you. Thailand’s oldest hippopotamus turned 55 today and celebrated with a party at a Chon Buri zoo. She even munched on a special “birthday cake.” Watermelons, carrots, bananas, pumpkin, dragon fruit and berries were placed in a design over a mound of grass. In the middle,…

  • Thailand Weather Updates

    Zoo animals eat frozen treats to chill out in high heat

    It’s hot. And humid. So hot that zookeepers are getting creative when it comes to cooling down the animals. Lions and tigers are licking on frozen blood cubes while bears are munching on fruit popsicles made by zookeepers at Khon Kaen Zoo in Northern Thailand. Temperatures have recently reached over 40 degrees Celsius, sometimes for days on end. Along with…

  • Crime News

    “It’s all a misunderstanding” – 4 people arrested for trespassing Phuket Zoo

    2 foreigners and 2 Thai citizens have been arrested for trespassing private property and violating Thailand’s Computer Crimes Act. Police allege that they climbed over a perimeter wall of the Phuket Zoo in Chalong, southern Phuket. The report alleges that they filmed videos of the crocodiles and tigers and posted an edited version with narration on YouTube. The report also…

  • Environment News

    UPDATE: Phuket Zoo animals left abandoned and starving – VIDEO

    UPDATE: Edwin Wiek, Founder at People & Animals Thailand, has made this announcement relating to the tigers at the Phuket Zoo… There are some fundraisers ongoing on the net to help the tigers at PHUKET ZOO that are in need of help. Please be informed that these fundraising campaigns are set up by private people who are not owners of…

  • Covid-19 News

    Tiger in Bronx Zoo tests positive for Coronavirus

    Nadia, a four year old female Malayan tiger, has tested positive for Covid-19 according to the Wildlife Conservation Society of the Bronx Zoo in the US. She, her sister Azul, two Amur tigers, and three African lions all developed a dry cough but are expected to recover. This positive Covid-19 test for the tiger was confirmed by USDA’s National Veterinary…

  • Tourism News

    Nong Nong forced to lift weights and perform for tourists at a Phuket zoo – VIDEO

    A monkey has been filmed lifting weights and doing other ‘tricks’ for tourists at an unnamed zoo in Phuket. Footage was shot by people recording the video for PETA, the global animal rights group, of the monkey being forced to lift weights and do press-ups as entertainment for the island’s tourists. The monkey is an indigenous Macaque species and named ‘Ning…

  • Pattaya News

    Tiger and piglet shows discontinued at Sriracha zoo

    “The show is cruel, affecting those who witness it and it is not appropriate for a zoo to be showing such lack of care for a piglet.” Netizens were horrified when a tourist posted a short video of a screaming piglet being clawed by a tiger at the Sriracha Tiger Zoo in Chonburi province. Many criticised the zoo, complaining that…

  • Environment News

    Thailand’s favourite giant panda dies in Chiang Mai Zoo aged 19

    A beloved male giant panda, on permanent loan to Thailand from China, has died aged 19 in Chiang Mai. Thais are morning the death of the hugely popular black and white mammal whose sex life captivated the kingdom. Chuang Chuang, a resident of the northern city’s zoo since October 2003, arrived with female Lin Hui, where the pair lived in…