Namuang Safari Park

Namuang Safari Park on Koh Samui is in a rather isolated section of the island and resides down a long beaten track in the forest. The website proclaims a series of eco-tours dedicated to bringing visitors close to nature. These include baby elephant bathing, elephant trekking, an elephant show, a crocodile show and tiger and leopard photos. Staff were generally unfriendly, simply doing their job regarding the animals, though no overt acts of cruelty were noted.

Overview

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How Many Tigers?

Tourist Interactions?

Cages/Enclosures

  • No enclosures were seen

  • Two cage areas only

  • One set of cages located behind the tiger photo booth:

- cement floors

- no enrichment

- clean water

small rock formation

  • Second cages in zoo section

- cement floors

- no enrichment

- ringed with a bamboo fence to prevent viewing

  • All cages measured roughly 5x5m

  • All cages were dark and appear wet
     

Physical & Mental Health

Physical

  • Body condition - adequate

  • No injuries noted, but tigers seen limping

  • Tigers in photo area dragged by the tail

  • Sticks used to turn/position head

Mental

  • Pacing tigers in cages

  • Aggressive towards handlers/keepers

  • Curious and friendly towards non-threatening human interaction

 

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