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Khao Kheow Open Zoo, Thailand

On the way to Pattaya you will find one of the popular destination for Thai families, the Kaho Kheow open zoo. Unlike the normal zoo, the animals at this open zoo are not kept inside cages. Instead, the authorities of Khao Kheow zoo created small kingdoms for each animal. So you can actually go into the gang of deers and start feeding them, or feed a banana to Giraffe with your own hands. Of course dagerous animals like tiger and lion are kept in a bit isolated area with strong walls and electric fence. But even these area are built in such a way that the visitors can see the animal clearly without any obstruction.

One of the major attractions of Khao Kheow open zoo is it’s night safari where you can comfortably site in zoo vehicle and travel around the zoo in the darkness of the night to watch animals and birds which come out only in night. At present the zoo accomodates around 8000 animals from 300 species.

The Khao Kheow Open Zoo was opened to the general public during the year 1980. In 1992, the area of the zoo was expanded to 2,000 acres within the Khao Kheow-Khao Chom Puo wildlife Sanctuary as apart of it.

Address of the Khao Kheow Zoo:
235 Moo 7 Bangpra Sriracha, Chonburi Province, Thailand.
Telephone: 0-3829-8195, 08-9544-6994
You can also email them at: pr@kkopenzoo.com

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  3. Alex Says:

    I got to visit Khao Kheow Open Zoo recently. It was awesome!
    While I was there I found out about a new business opening next to the zoo, called Flight of the Gibbon Bangkok. It’s a zipline ecotour through the rainforest canopy and it looks SO cool! It isn’t opening until the end of May, but it will be worth the wait. If you buy a ticket for the zipline tour on the Flight of the Gibbon website you get a free ticket to Khao Kheow Open Zoo too!
    I’m going to have to head back to Bangkok this summer to check it out.

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