Khao Kheow Zoo is one of eight zoos run by the Zoological Parks Organisation of Thailand (ZPO). As with the other zoos, it was founded and created to provide a recreational, educational and conservation-oriented venue aimed at Thai people. In keeping with the rest of the zoos run by the ZPO, Khao Kheow offers high standards of animal welfare with enclosures and living conditions being some of the best in the country. The zoo is huge and requires driving in order to get around. This also enables the enclosures to be very large for the species residing there.
How Many Tigers?
Each area comprised of an outside area and also a hidden den or night room
Each contained a pond for bathing
Grass and natural vegetation
Contained enrichment items such as tyres/logs, meat enrichment and hanging toys
Caves and some platformed areas to climb were available
Most were glass-fronted exhibits though glass seemed to be soundproof giving some privacy to the tigers
Physical & Mental Health
White tigers bred
Lameness was observed
Body condition good
Some had missing tails
A few tigers seen pacing, but general overall behaviour was positive
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.