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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?

Tourist Interactions?


  • 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.

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