Chok Chai Museum
Chok Chai Museum is a rather bizarre setup which contains a museum and small menagerie belonging to the late farmer and self-proclaimed Thai cowboy Chok Chai. Located in Bangkok's Lam Luk district, it is out of the way for the majority of people. The theme of the small zoo is white, with all animals barring the black leopards being white or albino.
Our visit in July 2020 revealed that Mali the tigress has now been moved to Chok Chai Farm, Pak Chong. The other animals remain. Details and welfare score on this page refer to our 2018 visit.
How Many Tigers?
Each area comprised of an outside area and also a hidden den or night room
Contained some grass and natural vegetation
Some contained enrichment items such as logs
Overall size was very small
Physical & Mental Health
White tigers are generally inbred though this tigress did look healthy
Seemed very relaxed and interested in her surroundings
Happy to perform natural grooming behaviour
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.