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Why Chiang Mai Zoo is special ?
Chiang Mai Zoo is privately operated and includes a large variety of animals. In addition, it provides two large aquariums. On 28 October 2008, an aquatic tunnel with a length of 133 metres (436 ft) (the world's longest tunnel aquarium) was opened to the public. It also has a marine aquarium, which is the largest one in Asia.
Overall, 400 animal species are represented in the zoo including koalas, Humboldt penguins, Cape fur seals, the only rhino in Thailand, hippos, flamingos, giraffes, zebras, ostriches, camels, lions, tigers, Barbary sheep, Malayan tapir, and many types of reptiles. The zoo is also home to two elephants and three giant pandas.
Giant pandas Lin Hui and Chuang Chuang arrived at the zoo on 12 October 2003, and are on 10-year loan from China. Their daughter Lin Bing was born at the zoo on 27 May 2009, and will be returned to China when she is two years old. Lin Bing is one of just a few giant pandas born in captivity outside of China.
What to explore at Chiang Mai Zoo?
Chiang Mai Zoo aquarium, an aquatic living museum that boasts South East Asia’ s longest sea tunnel that allows fresh water and salt water creatures to lives under the same roof. As one of the planet’s great ecosystems with nearly 2,000 species of marine creature lives awaits you.
Snow dome, near the panda house, Snow dome visitor will be experienced the imitation North or South Pole in the coolest atmosphere with a snow storm. Furthermore, Chiang Mai Zoo continues to work in every part to conserve and give knowledge about wild-life.
How to get to Chiang Mai Zoo?
By Public Transportation:
It will take 15-30 minutes from Chiang Mai downtown to Chiang Mai Zoo.
By Private Vehicle:
From Chiang Mai downtown
>> Heading to Huaykaew Road (Road No.1004)
>> Travel along the road and follow Chiang Mai Zoo road signs
>> Turn left when you notice the entrance gate on your left hand side.
- Fun Family Day Activity Zoo
- Great Zoo with plenty to see
- Great Zoo if you like feeding animals
- A nice day spent seeing different animals
- For a great walk with family
Chiang Mai Zoo 100 Huaykaew Rd 50200 Thailand
Tips for you
Chiang Mai Zoo is a nice place to spend an afternoon if you are a zoo kind of person. Highlight for us was feeding the giraffes and seeing all the animals indigenous to Thailand. The zoo is set in parkland surroundings at the base of Doi Suthep, the hill that dominates Chiang Mai. It's pleasant walking around the enclosures, and there are various cafes dotted around the place. It's not the most modern zoo and some of the enclosures seem small, but it's a relaxed sort of place and in this respect very Thai.Some of the roads around the zoo are a bit less obvious but if you explore a little you'll find some less prominent enclosures with interesting animals. Top tip is to save some food for the gibbons. Don't go out of your way to see the penguins.