Mukdahan Tiger Zoo & Farm
Mukdahan Tiger Zoo and Farm has been in the works since 2013 and though it's off the beaten track, does appear to be open to the public for those who can find it.
The Department of National Parks (DNP) has made numerous visits to check the state of the tigers and at the end of 2017 made a final check, bringing tigers from the Mali Salika Zoo in Nakhon Nayok to Mukdahan. More details on that can be found here.
Our researchers finally were able to visit in 2019 where it was found that there were large numbers of tigers, lions, leopards and even a liger. There were also a number of crocodiles, red pandas and kangaroos on the premises.
DNP visited the site at the end of June where it was found the zoo was not up to standards required. It, therefore, was closed at the time our researchers went to visit in July 2020. Data on this page refers to our 2019 visit.
How Many Tigers?
*data from news reports from DNP seizure
Cages are concrete-floored and barren
Clean water provided
In appropriate living conditions - lions and tigers kept together, larger numbers of 8mth to 1year cubs in small cages
Physical & Mental Health
Body condition was good
No injuries or pain observed
Tigers were friendly, minimal pacing observed
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.