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Khao Kheow Open Zoo & Night Safari

The Khao Kheow Open Zoo is located amongst rolling hills and it is spread out over 2,000 acres of land. Your tour van stays with you and drive around the park stopping frequently for you to get out and walk up close to the animals

The tour starts as you enter the front gate to the zoo and stop at monkey island. Although the island is rather small and only has three gibbons, there is always a smiling and laughing crowd of people gathered around the island. Why? Because there are no cages around the island to block your view of the playful simians as they whip themselves around the tree line. The residents have become quite the showman, with swinging, wrestling, you won't be disappointed by their antics.

Walk past the careening gibbons and follow the stream of butterflies heading into the gardens. Red, yellow, orange and violet flowers all rise up from a vast green lawn that is at least the size of a football field. The large trees that line the edges of the garden provide plenty of shade

The next stop on the tour is a large caged off area where many deer are kept. It's worth a quick visit, as the deer appear to be longing for attention. However, on the opposite side of the zoo is the open deer park, where there are no fences to stop you from getting as close as you want to the deer. Both children and adults that come to the petting zoo here seem to get a big kick out of feeding the animals.

Follow the piercing screams that sound distinctly like cats being tortured and you can't miss the pool full of screeching sea otters. A couple of large signs over their pool read "Don't tick off the animals," and after listening to a few choruses of their complaining it's entirely too easy to understand why the placards were installed. Adorable looking they are, but quite possibly the shrillest beasts on the planet.

You can feed Giraffes Elephants and the Hippos which allows you to get very close to these animals.

One of the most visited exhibits at the Khao Kheow Open Zoo on this tour is the mammoth-size walk-through aviary. Covering an area of two acres, it is claimed by the zoo to be one of the largest in the world. Designed to resemble natural surroundings, the aviary has 3 small waterfalls as well as lush trees and cool ponds. The over 100 species of birds from all over the world have become quite accustomed to human visitors, so anyone who takes the time to sit still for a minute will have many a curious fowl coming close to investigate.

The Khao Kheow Open Zoo also has a large new area where all the large cats are kept. You will see Tigers, Lions and many other cats, also there are usually a few Tiger cubs around waiting for you to pick them up and have your photo taken.

This open zoo is a must visit for anyone who wants to see animals up close in a safe natural environment.

Your tour van will stop for as long as you wish at each stopping point, there are many of these all around the park. This tour can be combined with Million Year Stone Park, see Tour KM4: Khao Kheow Open Zoo & Million Year Stone Park

 

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