Ayutthaya Elephant Village
Ayutthaya Elephant Village is located in the town of Ayutthaya. Found in a rather dingy and rundown area, there are stalls with sheep, elephant stables and a set of Thai food stalls. The entire area looks ill-kept and poorly managed. Further in to the so-called village are the tigers. A small room contained the tigers. Permission to enter was only granted after a fee in order to have a photo.
Between visits, there is a concerning discrepancy with the number of tigers residing in the facility.
How Many Tigers?
Living quarters are hidden behind the photograph room
They appear to be of varying size and have just concrete floors
No enrichment items to be seen
A few filthy water bowls were observed, complete with green scummy water
No grass or natural vegetation
Multiple tigers per area
Cages are completely blocked from public viewag
Physical & Mental Health
Body condition of tigers was normal/good
Photo tiger was alert
Cubs were crying and pacing
One cub has severe conjunctivitis, appeared to have been left untreated
Cubs appeared stressed particularly during manhandling of staff
What we are doing to help
At this time we are raising awareness for the situation of the captive tigers in Thailand through education of the public and through a number of different petitions.
Head to our Petition zone to see how you can help.