Chiang Mai Zoo was establish in 1974 (A.D.) by Mr. Harold Mason Young an American missionary who came to Thailand as a volunteer to teach survival skill to soldiers on Thailand’s border. He rented a piece of land to take care of rescued animal which has been injured by hunters at the time and when the animal are recovered he started his reintroduction by return them to the jungle, but there were some very weak animal suffered from badly the wounds and some could not be able to survive or foraging in the jungle.
Situated on 212 acres of verdant forest land at the foothill of Doi Suthep mountain, the zoo is surrounded by hilly terrain which is home to thousands of species of wild plants and flowers adorning the natural landscape of valleys, streams and waterfalls.
Official website: www.chiangmaizoo.com
Chiang Mai Zoo has built a special exhibit inside a cool, air-conditioned climate for the comfort of the pair of giant pandas on loan from China. The zoo was selected by the Zoological Park Organization of Thailand for the care and display of these pandas. A moat separates the pandas from the visitors.
Chuang Chuang & Lin Hui moved to Thailand on October 12, 2003 on a 10 year loan. The contract was renewed in 2013.
Despite reports late last week that Chiang Mai Zoo panda Lin Hui was about to give birth, the sad news emerged today that there will be no baby panda and she is no longer pregnant. Coconuts spoke to Maitree Inpotha, assistant head of the zoo’s panda research and exhibits, who said, “Her hormone levels have gone […]
Dr. Boripat Siriaroonrat announced today that Lin Hui will not give birth to a cub in 2015. Mr. Benjapol Nakprasert, Director of the Zoological Park Organization, under the Royal Patronage of His Majesty the King, has said that Lin Hiu had developed behavior patterns that led researchers to believe she was pregnant after her insemination […]
Thailand’s Zoological Park Organization and China Wildlife Conservation Association entered into a bilateral agreement over the research program which was set to last from 2003 – 2013. A new agreement was reached and required cabinet approval for the extension of Chuang Chuang and Lin Hui’s stay. Both pandas will remain in Thailand until 2023. Chuang […]