Ubon Ratchathani Zoo

Overview

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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?

Tourist Interactions?

Cages/Enclosures

  • 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

Physical

  • Body condition was adequate

  • White tiger is not conservation

  • All tigers seen appeared healthy with no injuries

Mental

  • 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.

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