Tiger Kingdom Learning Centre Mae Taeng

Overview

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Tiger Kingdom Learning Centre Mae Taeng is located roughly an hour outside of Chiang Mai and is a new facility that does not bring in hordes of tourists for photo opportunities. Instead this is a quite retirement for the tigers who once were subjected to tourist interactions. To visit here, tourists are required to be part of a small programme - a Tiger Keeper for a Day experience that allows visitors to see the inner workings of the facility, all hands free.

How Many Tigers?

Tourist Interactions?

Cages/Enclosures

  • Each zone had 5 cages leading onto one enclosure

  • Each cage was 4x4m

  • Had cement flooring, high wooden platform and clean water

  • Enclosures are a standard 300sqm

  • 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

  • Enrichment items placed in enclosures

Physical & Mental Health

Physical

  • Crossed eyes was noted

  • Physical deformities such as short back syndrome, intestinal problems

  • Body condition adequate to overweight

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Mental

  • Tigers generally friendly, playful and chuffing

  • Varying levels of interaction with some disinterested, others wary of strangers

 

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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