Samphran Elephant Grounds & Zoo
Samphran Elephant Grounds and Zoo is located about fifteen minutes outside of Nahkom Pathom and is predominantly a facility full of crocodiles and elephants. However a few monkeys and gibbons can be found dotted about in tiny, inadequate cages and of course the requisite tiger. The initial visit was for the tiger or tigers that had previously been reported.
This facility has not been visited since the 2017 visit.
How Many Tigers?
Adult tiger photo
One single enclosure area was observed
Contained pond, dirt flooring, wooden platform and tree
Small holding area or night room at the back
Whole cage was roofed leading me to speculate that the tiger was able to be out permanently all night when not undergoing photo ops
Physical & Mental Health
Very skinny, age was reported as 18 which may have been a factor
Definitely some type of eye problem
Relaxed or resigned, hard to tell
At ease with handlers, no fear shown
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.