Khao Kheow

Open Zoo

Overview

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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?

Tourist Interactions?

Cages/Enclosures

  • 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

Physical

  • White tigers bred

  • Lameness was observed

  • Body condition good

  • Some had missing tails

Mental

  • A few tigers seen pacing, but general overall behaviour was positive

 
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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.