Sri Racha Tiger Zoo

Overview

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Located outside of Pattaya, Sri Racha Tiger Zoo is predominantly patronised by the Asian community and is full of ‘cutsie’ gimmicks and weird photo ops. It is truly awful, hands down the worst facility in Thailand. According to the staff there were 400 tigers but interestingly, whilst there are literally 100 cubs born in a year, this number never seems to fluctuate. Back in 2005, 100 tigers were even shipped out of this facility to China. The whole place is tiger exploitation, from tiny cubs sitting screaming in tiny cages, piglets feeding from a tigress, tormenting of starving tigers with lures of food, shooting ranges to give food and of course the circus show.  Any enclosure that is there is barren and cement floored.

How Many Tigers?

Tourist Interactions?

Cages/Enclosures

  • Cages range from 5x5m to 10x4m

  • Varying number of tigers in each cage

  • Barren, concrete floors, some contain platforms

  • Water is provided

  • Cages are clean

  • Enclosures vary in size

  • Enclosures have no natural vegetation

  • Nowhere for the tigers to hide from the public

  • No enrichment

  • Cubs are held in small travel cages with slatted floors

Physical & Mental Health

Physical

  • Surprisingly, no white tigers

  • Body condition has progressed to adequate

  • Lameness noted in many

  • Declawing and de-fanged

  • Sores, open wounds noted

  • Crossed eyes and other eye issues

  • Whipped, struck with hand and dragged by staff

Mental

  • Many tigers seen pacing

  • Many tigers lethargic and unresponsive

  • Photo tigers (cubs and adults) stressed

  • Tigers in circus are stressed, afraid and aggressive

 

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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.

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