Tiger Kingdom Chiang Mai

Overview

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Tiger Kingdom in Chiang Mai is the first Tiger Kingdom venues offering tiger interactions. It is located some 20 miles outside of the town itself and operates in a very business-like fashion offering an array of photo opportunities alongside a cafe and restaurant. The prices are higher than many other places in Thailand though not as high as their sister facility in Phuket. In recent years, the Chiang Mai facility has also made impressive leaps forward in terms of welfare, offering a Tiger Trail programme and , even more recently, a Keeper For the Day experience at the newly built Mae Taeng Tiger Kingdom Learning Centre. These are exciting improvements that demonstrate a move in the right direction in terms of prioritising their captive tigers' welfare.

How Many Tigers?

Tourist Interactions?

Cages/Enclosures

  • EEach areas had roughly 4 cages leading onto one enclosure

  • Each cage was 4x4m

  • Had cement flooring, high wooden platform and clean water

  • Enclosures ranged in size but would be considered medium

  • Grass and natural vegetation including trees - trees protected by electricity, grass grew through bricks laid on the ground

  • Large pond in each enclosure

  • No in-cage/enclosure enrichment, toys held/provided by staff only

Physical & Mental Health

Physical

  • Inbreeding occurring due to the white, snow and golden colourations of some of the tigers - this was detailed in information boards

  • Crossed eyes was noted

  • Swellings on joints and some minor injuries

  • Body condition adequate to overweight (noted on charts outside cages)

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Mental

  • Tigers generally friendly, playful and chuffing though there was some pacing observed

  • Varying levels of interaction with some disinterested

  • Staff were caring - no hitting observed

 

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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