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One World, One Ocean: Happy World Ocean Day!

Happy World Ocean Day

Since the United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution officially recognizing June 8th as World Oceans Day in 2009, several countries in the world have celebrated this day annually. The World Oceans Day is a method of honoring the water bodies on this planet. As we all know that 70% of earth’s surface is water of which 90% exists only in oceans, it is all the more important to protect our water bodies. Imagine life without water! Earth is the only planet to hold water and hence sustain Read more [...]

Happy Anniversary!! @ Khao Kheow Open Zoo

35th Anniversary of Khao Kheow Open Zoo

Quite recently Thailand’s most famous zoo, Khao Kheow Open Zoo celebrated its 35th anniversary of the opening and the 75th year of operating in Thailand. This was a very proud moment for the zoo and all its patrons. To celebrate this memorable event a special show was presented to the public on Monday.  This show was called “Wildlife Wonderland”. Like the name suggests, exotic wildlife animals were exhibited in a parade by the management and staff. A number of wild animals from all over the Read more [...]

Save Environment, Save Yourselves: Happy World Environment Day!

Happy World Environment Day

No one could be more joyous than us at Khao Kheow Open Zoo on the arrival of 5th June. You ask why? Well of course because it is the World Environment Day. Like every year, this time too, we are planning to celebrate this day with much gusto. On 5th June 1972 the United Nations held a Conference on the Human Environment that ended on 16th June 1972. The World Environment Day was result of this conference and is thus held on 5th June every year since 1973. The international events of the day are Read more [...]

Their Laughter Is The Proof of Divine Sound; Happy International Children’s Day!

Happy International Children’s Day

Their laughter fills our heart with warm, their innocence melts the toughest souls, and their love is unbiased; that is how children bless us with their mere presences. Unfortunately some souls are too tough to be melted. Across the globe the world is infested by cruel minds, people who force children into inhuman laborious conditions, child prostitution, beggary rackets, poverty and malnutrition. International Children’s Day is not simply a day to celebrate children but to bring about awareness Read more [...]

Go slow and steady on the World Turtle Day

World Turtle Day

As bizarre as it may sound, the world turtle day is real; and why shouldn’t it be. In 1990 an organization called ‘American Tortoise Rescue‘(ATR) was formed to protect these most loved species of reptiles. In the year 2000 ATR proposed and sponsored May 23 as the World Turtle Day. This sole objective of this day is to celebrate and spread awareness about protect turtles, tortoises and their disappearing habitats around the world. The founders of ATR, Susan Tellem and Marshall Thompson express Read more [...]

Celebrating The Beauty In Diversity: International Biological Diversity Day

International Biological Diversity Day

The United Nations has announced May 22 the International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB). With growing concerns of depleting wildlife and natural substances, this is a global initiative to increase understanding and awareness for conservation. It was first created in late 1993, 29 December was chosen as The International Day for Biological Diversity. However in December 2000, the UN General Assembly adopted 22 May as IDB, this was done because it was difficult for many countries to plan and carry Read more [...]

Inspiring The Young Guns To Shoot Nature

Wildlife Photography

Through a photography workshop at Khao Kheow open zoo of Thailand the ‘National Geographic’ wildlife photo-journalist Joe Riis inspires the new generation. Born to a wildlife biologist and raised on a farm on the prairies of South Dakota, wildlife photography was a natural career option for Mr. Riis. Yet it wasn’t until graduation that he actually realized this dream. Post his college graduation as wildlife biologist in University of Wyoming, Riis started working as a full-time photographer Read more [...]

It Is Better To Conquer Yourself Than To Win A Thousand Battles

Happy Buddha Day

Once again the day has come where you can acquire merit and earn the blessings of Lord Buddha. On 17th may 2013 which happens to be the full moon of ‘vaishakh month’ the entire Buddhist community in Asia celebrates the Buddha Day. Buddha day is celebrated in memory of Lord Buddha’s birth, enlightenment as well as death. On this day temples that hold Lord Buddha’s relics, venerate the relics. Thousands of pilgrims travel to such places and witness the ceremony.People flock to temples where Read more [...]

Go Inexpensive; Go Pattaya!

Pattaya Grand Sale

The most awaited Pattaya Grand Sale is here again. Deputy Mayor Ronakit Ekasingh recently announced the Pattaya Grand Sale for 2013. This offseason sale is the best medium to attract tourism in the slack period. It is mostly targeted to domestic travelers or offbeat international travelers. This Sale promises exciting offers and savings of up to 60 percent on hotels room, 50 percent at golf courses, tourist attractions and 20 percent at the restaurants. Majority of regional business, tourism, sports Read more [...]

You Are the Wind under My Wings: Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother's Day

Celebrating the most divine relationship and the most divine love; is Mother’s day. From the time of our conception till the end, her sole purpose of existence is our well being. This is the level of a mother’s diligence and love towards her offspring. She is the child’s first love, teacher and confidant, consistently catering to all its needs. Mother’s day is the day that gives us the opportunity to say her humble thank you, to appreciate her efforts and pamper her.Mothers in the wildlife Read more [...]

Celebrating Hard Work & Sincerity @ Khao Kheow Open Zoo!!

Animal Performance Shows

On the occasion of Labour Day on May 1st 2013 entertaining events were lined up at Khao Kheow open zoo for the visitor, animals and employees. The zoo celebrated this day of commemorating hard work and sincerity by paying a tribute to all the hard working employees. Last Wednesday the zoo saw a string of animal performance shows that left the guests completely enthralled and entertained. A fleet of 15 Humboldt Penguins from Peru paraded to resemble a perfect set of disciplinarians in tuxedos. Read more [...]

As Spring Arrives, It’s Time To Wish, Happy Greenery Day!!

Happy Greenery Day

Japan is one of the rare, environmentally sound nations that celebrate a special day devoted to Mother Nature. This day is called ‘The Greenery Day’, or in Japanese, ‘Midori no Hi’ where ‘Midori’ means green and “Hi” means day. This day is also a part of the grand Japanese celebrations of the golden week. Greenery day is celebrated on the 5th of May every year.  May in Japan is a pleasant month where the winters make way for the beautiful spring. The nature puts on a beautiful dress Read more [...]