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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.

Tourist Interactions?

Adult tiger photo

Cub photo

Cub feeding

Adult feeding

Tiger Shows







  • 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.

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