Chiang Mai Zoo officially launched many activities, with
the director, Tanong Nateepithak, inviting animal lovers to visit Chiang Mai
Zoo and enjoy the new transportation service and see the feeding times and
Damnui, director of the Zoological Park.
Parakeets zoom along in the bicycle competition!
Sophon Damnui, the director of the Zoological Parks,
presided over the opening ceremony to officially launch these activities. He
was confident that the feeding and animal shows would encourage people to
visit the zoo.
The transportation service provides tour guides giving
specific information about the animals and has five bus stops so you can
drop in to see the animals in the natural environment of the 500 rai park.
The feeding show is performed daily from 10 a.m. to 3:50
p.m., and the animals on show include chimpanzees, tigers, leopards,
jaguars, orangutans, gibbons, Indian rhinoceros, penguins, cape fur seals,
Asian elephants, hippopotami, African lions and giraffes.
The animal presentation is on twice Monday to Friday and
three times on Saturday, Sunday and annual holidays. Many kinds of animals
will be showing up on stage - the most popular stars of the zoo - including
pigeons, macaws, eagle, hawks, owls, gibbons, and otters. Director Tanong
said these animals have been trained for the show, with some of them
spending many months becoming polished stage performers.
Director Tanong also invites people in Chiang Mai and neighboring
provinces to come and visit the Chiang Mai Zoo. The entry fee for adults is
only 30 baht, and 5 baht for children. In January, the month of Children’s
Day, children, who under 135 centimeters tall do not have to pay the entry