Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Khao Kheow Open Zoo in Chonburi, Thailand

Khao Kheow is a magnificent blend of forests, wild animals, bird aviary and responsible animal management. Sponsored by HM Queen Sirikit, the zoo has grown in size, scope and importance. Khao Kheow Open ZooInternationally recognized for its animal management and operations, the zoo has features that make it a great day trip for the entire family.More than 300 species and 8,000 animals populate the 5,000 rai sanctuary. Six of the newer residents of the zoo are rare white tigers exchanged by the Memphis Zoo in the USA. ... white tigers.

Khao Kheow

Khao Kheow is described as a "wildlife bank" as many animals are on the endangered species list. The zoo is know for success in breeding some of these endangered animals. One such project is breeding the rare Clouded Leopard. Other endangered mammals at the zoo include the Asian Wild Dog, Malayan Tapir and tiger. Rare Asian bird species draw bird watchers from around the world. A walk-though aviary has been built on a mountain slope and presents an appealing environment. The aviary is Asia's second largest. Endangered bird species at the zoo include the Black Necked Stork and White Crested Laughing Thrush as two examples.

A Unique Look and Feel of Nature

Children's Zoo

has small animals and ecological systems mixed into a playground, The environment is designed to stimulate learning. Children can feel comfortable and appreciate nature plus interact with animals.

Night Safari

actually, the night safari starts with a dinner buffet of Thai cuisine. The safari continues with a guided 45 minute tram ride along a 3.5 km route through natural habitats.

See animals

such as the tapir, elephant, giraffe, llama, emu and numerous bird species. The tour includes a half-hour Animal Presentation, or talent show.

Wild Cats Park

was originally initiated by the Conservation Breeding Specialist Group (CBSG) under the International Union of Conservation for Nature (IUCN). The area of 40 acres has 48 species of wild cats in 8 enclosures. The habitats are desert, grasslands, woodlands, wetlands, rocks and mountain plus Thailand. Each area has species natural to the habitat.

Elephant Trekking

take a ride on this symbol of Thailand. The experience is unique.

Animal Shows

Weekdays 11:00 am, 2:00 pm, 3:00 pm; Weekends 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm, 3:00 pm, 4:00 pm Early arrivers can participate in feeding the animals at 9:00 am Fees Adult Bt 30, Children Bt 5, Vehicle Bt 30, Bicycle Bt 10 Also Available Souvenirs, film, food, auto tram, bicycle rental.


A 45 minute drive from Pattaya, the zoo is located at 235 Moo 7, Tumbom Bang Phra, Umphur Sri Racha in Chon Buri Province; and open every day.

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