Sunday, August 10, 2014

Khao kheow Open Zoo

Khao Kheow Open Zoo is very proud to have been chosen to join the Conservation Botanical Project of Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, the third child of Their Majesties the King and Queen of Thailand. We use the space here at Khao Kheow Open Zoo for conservation and to develop a centre for conservation in eastern Thailand. We aim to be a centre of study and research in a variety of biological resources for conservation and to help future generations. Our purpose is also to be a learning centre for groups which are relevant to our main duties of support and development of the quality of education in the province through zoo affairs.  We have been developing and carrying out our objectives for more than 31 years and still continue to do so. This includes presenting a new image of Thai zoos as a service for society, raising the standard of our zoo in the world along with our developing society.

Khao Kheow Open Zoo is now 2000 acres in size making it the largest zoo area in the world.
Khao Kheow Open Zoo is located at 235 Moo 7, Tumbun Bangpra, Ampur Sriracha, Chonburi. It is 25 kilometres from Siricha town. The Zoo is situated in the foothills of the only remaining forest left in Chonburi. The surrounding environment is a mixture of dry and evergreen forests that are very natural, plentiful and unchanged from the past. Most of the animals live in large stalls which are always suitable for them. Visitors can experience the animals up close.

This is one lizard I would not want to find in my yard!

These two were in the middle of a food fight when we saw them.
They are called Binturong also known as a bearcat.

This is where  the "Flight of the Gibbon" name came from.  The Gibbon monkey.
The little girl on the left, was not sure about this.
I'm just so gook looking
Forgot to put on my socks this morning
Who are those strangers looking at me?
I am sooo beautiful!
Scratch a little to the right - will you
Yep. I'm the King of the Zoo. 
 Yes, we could feed and pet the Giraffes and Rhinos but this guy was in a cage.
Oh you have have bad manners.  You pulled the whole bunch of 20 Baht food I brought for you right out of my hand
Nice Rhino, nice Rhino.
His hide is very tough.
Now that's a guard dog.  Such a look of contempt that sends chills up ones spine
A baby hippo enjoying a morning swim.
Long nose to the left

Short nose to the right
Just waiting.....

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