Korat Zoo

Overview

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Korat Zoo, also known as Nakhom Ratchasima Zoo, is one of the seven zoos run by the Zoological Parks Organisation under the patronage of the King. As such, it does offer rather higher welfare standards when compared to other facilities in the country and does not allow any hands-on interaction with the tigers. In addition, the zoo is part of a series of breeding programmes with one tiger on display being  Indo-Chinese and two being Amur. However, there is also a white tiger, catering to the public desire to see one rather than conservational purposes.

How Many Tigers?

Tourist Interactions?

Cages/Enclosures

  • Each area comprised of an outside area and also a hidden den or night room at the back end of the enclosure

  • Each contained a pond or a moat for bathing all filled plentifully

  • Plentiful grass and natural vegetation

  • Contained natural enrichment, scratching posts and pulley systems for food

  • Caves and some platformed areas to climb

  • Vary spacious areas

  • No overcrowding

  • Amur tigers had a large spacious night room complete with another pond and enrichment items, but generally enrichment was limited

Physical & Mental Health

Physical

  • All tigers were in excellent health

  • One white tiger

  • Tigers also very at ease in their surroundings

Mental

  • No pacing to be observed

  • Natural behaviours such as scent marking, sniffing, patroling territory, sleeping and eating were all observed. All positive natural behaviours

 

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