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Nong Nuch

     Tropical Garden

Nong Nuch Tropical Garden is located just outside of Pattaya and is made up of 600 acres. The intended plan was to be fruit plantations but the owners liked the beauty of the area so much that it was transformed into a series of gardens complete with exotic flowers and strange ornaments. The gardens opened in 1980 and have continued to grow since then. Despite the main focus of the attraction being the plants and the various gardens, now the park has a mini zoo, elephant rides, a full-blown cultural Thai show (again with elephants) and a number of tigers for photo opportunities.



Tourist Interactions?


  • Only one area that could be described as an enclosure at 10x6m

  • It has dirt/sandy substrate

  • No natural vegetation

  • No places to hide

  • Cages measured roughly 2x2m

  • Concrete floored

  • Clean water provided in cages only

  • Wooden platform

  • No enrichment items

Physical & Mental Health


  • Body condition - adequate to overweight

  • Declawed

  • Staff used physical force through the use of bamboo sticks to get the tigers in position

  • Tigers out for photos had no water


  • Tigers were disinterested in the public

  • At ease with handlers

  • Tigers not out in public were pacing

  • General demeanor was alert, relaxed, calm


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.

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