Anachak Chang Elephant Kingdom 

Overview

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Anachak Chang Elephant Kingdom is located just outside Pattaya. It is possible that this facility is linked to the Samutprakarn Crocodile Farm in Bangkok.

 

The facility is rather out of the way and appears to be one of the less visited ones. It offers elephant riding as its primary activity with crocodile feeding on the side. The facility made the news in 2016 due to some rather unsafe tourist rafts that were put in the crocodile lake where the crocodiles were fed and made to launch from the water. This practice does seem to have ceased. There are numerous other animals in the facility, including leopards, jaguars, the crocodiles, squirrels and pelicans. All enclosures, whilst better than most, still remain substandard and ill-kept.

How Many Tigers?

Tourist Interactions?

Cages/Enclosures

  • Only one outside area could be seen holding at least six tigers
  • Large pond present though contained dirt water

  • Cave and rock feature to climb and hide in

  • Decent amount of grass but no other vegetation

  • Cages round the back seemed small but contained a platform

  • No enrichment to note

Physical & Mental Health

Physical

  • There were white, snow and golden tigers. These colourations are often created by inbreeding.

  • There were some issues such as short and deformed twisted tails.

  • Body condition was good to slightly overweight

  • Tigers were suffering from illness possibly canine distemper

Mental

  • Caged tigers were pacing. It is unclear whether they are rotated into the fairly decent outside area. Pacing could have been from excitement as staff were around or from boredom.

 

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