Khao Kheow Zoo is a magnificent blend of forests, wild animals, bird aviary and responsible animal management. Sponsored by HM Queen Sirikit, worldwide recognition for its animal management and operations, the zoo has features that make it a great day out 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.
Khao Kheow is described as a “wildlife bank” as many animals are on the endangered species list. The zoo is known 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