Ubon Ratchathani Zoo
Ubon Ratchathani Zoo is one of the seven facilities run by the Zoological Park Organisation (ZPO) of Thailand. As such it has much better welfare standards than most facilities in the country. There were numerous other animals in the zoo and each of these also had large species-specific enclosures. A particular highlight was to see a lioness with her 6 month old cubs running with her through the enclosure and also a large gibbon island.
How Many Tigers?
Huge enclosure - 800sqm
Natural vegetation including trees and bushes
Plenty of places to hide from the public
Rocks, caves and platforms to climb
Enrichment in the form of hanging toys, roped up logs and a food pulley system
Large moat, deep enough for swimming
Physical & Mental Health
Body condition was adequate
White tiger is not conservation
- All tigers seen appeared healthy with no injuries
Relaxed, calm and curious towards humans and con-specifics
Only the tiger in the back was witnessed pacing
Other tigers performed natural behaviours
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.