Open Zoo & Safari Park

Despite being just down the road in Kanchanaburi from the Tiger Temple, the Safari Park has managed to remain relatively unknown to the International community. This is somewhat surprising seeing as it adopts many of the same practices as the Temple, and also many far worse. There are a range of animals there including lions, leopards, tigers, giraffes and zebras with varying levels of welfare throughout the park.

Overview

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How Many Tigers?

Tourist Interactions?

Cages/Enclosures

  • Each cage was 4x4m

  • Each was barren - concrete floor, no platform or enrichment

  • Most cages held one tiger

  • One large safari zone

  • The enclosure contains grass, trees, a large pond, shade and platforms

  • Tigers may or may not be on rotation with the last visit showing 12 tigers in the one safari area - could be deemed as over-crowding

Physical & Mental Health

Physical

  • All the tigers were clearly severely inbred

  • Cross eyes in particular was noted

  • Tigers are all declawed

  • Inter-species living conditions for younger cubs (tigers, lions and leopards)

  • A number of medical issues observed in the cubs - does not appear to be good medical care

  • Body condition is adequate

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Mental

  • All tigers seemed well adjusted to people, none were scared or aggressive bar one in the safari zone

  • Pacing noted for a number of tigers both in and out of safari zone
     

 

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