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Khao Kheow Open Zoo Has Welcomed Its Newest Members – Four Newborn Meerkats

Four Newborn Meerkats

The birth of the baby Meerkats came just days before the Zoo hosts a Children’s Day event on Saturday. “It’s a pleasure for us to have four pups as our newest members. The parent still keep them underground and they only started coming out of the burrow recently. Judging by what he’s seen, the vet said the quartet is healthy,” said Attaporn Srihayrun, the zoo’s assistant director. “The pups stay close to their parents and don’t allow our officers to get close. It’ll take time Read more [...]

Animals receive icy treats at Khao Kheow Open Zoo

Animals Chills at Khao Kheow Open Zoo

Khao Kheow Open Zoo is distributing icy treats to animals as relief for heat, relaxing animals from stress. Khao Kheow Open Zoo’s Director Suriya Saengpong has said that the zoo is now feeding frozen fruits and syrups to animals to increase their energy and relive their stress and savageness caused by the extreme heat during March and April. He has said the care for animals during hot weather is crucial as animals tend to be stressed from the increased temperature, resulting in the reduced likelihood Read more [...]

Khao Kheow Open Zoo Invites Visitors To Watch Migratory Pelicans

Spot-billed Pelican at Khao Kheow Zoo

Khao Kheow Open Zoo is inviting the general public to enjoy the pelicans, which have migrated to the zoo during the rainy season. A large group of Spot-billed Pelicans were seen flocking to the reservoir of Khao Kheow Open Zoo’s Botanical Garden to catch small fish alongside the resident painted storks, forming a spectacular sight. The coexistence between the two groups of bird occurs yearly from June – August and can be found only at Khao Kheow Open Zoo. Spot-billed Pelican or grey pelican Read more [...]

Chiang Mai Zoo Welcomes A Baby Red-Shanked Douc Monkey

Chiang Mai Zoo

Chiang Mai Zoo has proclaimed that it will consolidate a naming competition for a baby red-shanked douc monkey, the sixth of its kind in the zoo. Niphon Wichairat the Director of Chiang Mai Zoo said the zoo newly welcomed its new member, red-shanked douc monkey whose sex was still obscure. Its father is six-year-old “Boo” and mother is five-year-old “Nang.” A naming competition for the baby monkey will happen soon. Red-shanked douc monkeys are bright since there are five shades everywhere on their Read more [...]

Zoos offer fathers free entry on Father’s Day

Zoos offer fathers free entry on Father's Day

The Zoological Park Organization will permit free entry to zoos under its care as a gift for fathers on the National Father’s Day. The zoos that join in this promotion include Dusit Zoo in Bangkok, Khao Kheow Open Zoo in Chonburi, Korat Zoo in Nakhon Ratchasima, Songkhla Zoo, Khon Kaen Zoo and Ubon Ratchathani Zoo. Fathers will allow to enter these zoos without any charge on December 5. A press conference held on December 2nd outside the Zoological Park Organization office. The Zoological Park Read more [...]

Baby Pygmy Hippopotamus Makes Its Public Debut at Khao Kheow Open Zoo Thailand

Baby Pygmy Hippopotamus

A baby female pygmy hippopotamus, making her first public appearance on Monday, 29-September-2014. You can see her in the video bellow, from Thailand broadcaster MCOT, sticking close to her mother, Jona, at the Khao Kheow Open Zoo in Chon Buri, on the Gulf of Thailand near Bangkok. MCOT says the young hippo was born 02nd September 2014, and is in good health, the fourth pygmy hippo to have been born at the zoo, and zoo staff says she’ll have plenty of attentions next month, when schools are out Read more [...]

These Photos of Koko the Gorilla Grieving the Death of Robin Williams Will Make You Cry

Robin Williams Death Koko Gorilla

Robin Williams didn’t just touch the lives of millions of people; he also touched the lives of animals. Back in 2001, the actor had the pleasure of meeting Koko, one of the world’s smartest gorillas who communicate in sign language, at The Gorilla Foundation in Woodside, Calif., for a video shoot. They hugged, wrestled, and even got into a tickling fight. To summarize: They quickly bonded. The gorilla’s foster mom, Dr. Penny Patterson, explained, “Koko instantly connected with Robin. Koko, Read more [...]

Khao Kheow Open Zoo Ranked Second Best in Asia by TripAdvisor

Khao Kheow Open Zoo Positioned Second Best in Asia by TripAdvisor

Thailand – The Khao Kheow Open Zoo has been positioned second in Asia in a top 10 list by Tripadvisor in its Travelers’ Choice Awards. It beat the likes of the Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens in India, which was third. Singapore Zoo has got first position in Asia by Tripadvisor. Khao Kheow Open Zoo Pattaya Thailand ranked second and Safari Park Open Zoo Kanchanaburi Thailand got seventeenth position in this list. The Siam Ocean World in Bangkok Thailand also clinched third place in Asia in Read more [...]

Courageous Bear Saves a Struggling Crow From Drowning at the Budapest Zoo


This tender bear named Vali at the Budapest Zoo in Hungary stunned spectators when it saved a dark hooded crow from sinking. The Youtube video, updated by client Aleksander Medves, demonstrates a bear examining a crow on June 19 (it was put on Youtube a couple of days after the fact). The crow was not able to escape a pool in the bear’s walled in area, and after a couple of strained minutes, the bear methodologies, hauls the crow out and places it securely on the ground. The crow is obviously Read more [...]

Khao Kheow Open Zoo Returns Happiness to Publics with Free Entry

Khao Kheow Open Zoo Returns Happiness to Publics with Free Entry

Khao Kheow Open Zoo has exempted the admission fee for people on 11th-July-2014 for one day in obedience with the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO’s) policy to return happiness to the nation and foster unity. Chon Buri Governor Komsan Ekkachai, joined by Commander of the fourteenth Military Circle Maj Gen Nat Intaracharoen and Director of Khao Kheow Open Zoo Suriya Saengpong, today directed the unveiling of a promotion to restore happiness among Thai people as part of the NCPO’s plan. Under Read more [...]

Seven Zoos To Open For Free Entry And Food on Asarnha Bucha Day

Seven Zoos To Open For Free Entry And Food on Asarnha Bucha Day

The Zoological Park Organization (ZPO) under the Royal Patronage of His Majesty the King will open its seven zoos for people in general without charge on July 11, from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Weerawat Yomjinda, a panel of the ZPO, has uncovered that this is constantly done under the “Return Happiness to Thais” plan of the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO). ZPO chief Wirawat Yomchinda said the organization will have the “’immediate return of happiness, free visits to zoos’” occasion Read more [...]



Khao Kheow Open Zoo has an extraordinary new star attraction, when this week one of their male flamingos chose it was time to show off his astounding skill to all the get-together guests. The diva (prima donna) took to the spotlight like a duck to water, by awing everybody by spreading his wings as he endeavored to sing – flamingo style obviously to the enjoyment of his caught gathering of people. After a scratch or two he then initiated to rehash his execution to accept a blissful acclaim with Read more [...]