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Pata "zoo" in Bangkok: believe it or not...........

  • mistifarang

    Joined Travelfish
    25th June, 2008
    Location Thailand
    Posts: 3

    Near the river in the Patta shopping mall one finds exotic animals at the 6th and the top-floor! This “zoo” is showing reptiles etc. at the 6th floor and….. a Gorilla, other species of monkeys, 2 tigers, bears, a Hippo, to mention only the biggest species! Both tigers have around 10 meters from right to left and back. Not to speak about the primates.
    The “zoo” was founded in 1984 and that can be noticed. Since that time the Gorilla Buanoi (origin not clear…….(!)) is “living” there alone until 1987 when a male infant Bwana was bought from Siam farm (!). Since Bwana died Buanoi is alone again, playing with her “toys” when she is in the mood.

    In fact, according to my opinion, the bigger animals are certainly not belonging there and have to be rescued as fast as possible but the premises can be used perfectly for the reptiles, birds and other smaller animals when renovated entirely.

    This “zoo” is certainly NOT worth to visit unless you want to leave depressed afterwards or unless you want to take pictures to publish worldwide as a complaint and to retrieve help for action which is dramatically needed!

    My photos can be seen in my public album in Flickr:

    and more about this “zoo” can be found in my WEBlog:

    #1 Posted: 25/6/2008 - 12:13

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  • khunwilko

    Joined Travelfish
    27th January, 2007
    Posts: 560

    Yet another example of the extreme disregard for animal welfare in Thailand.

    try not to finance this abysmal trade and stay clear of ALL animal attractions in Thailand - unless you thoroughly research them first

    #2 Posted: 29/9/2008 - 10:05


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    Posts: 6955
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    Yeah, the Thais are slow to get the idea that animals should be treated with compassion. My neighbors dog was thin as a rail when I moved here, filthy, largely ignored. He's now defacto, if not dejure, my dog. I feed him, bath him, pat him... in return he guards my motorcycle at night. Damn good dog too - half pit bull and half mutt. I love him.

    #3 Posted: 23/6/2009 - 14:14

  • Lauraj

    Joined Travelfish
    1st July, 2010
    Posts: 2

    In this vacations I went to the PATA ZOO in Bangkok and this zoo gives the worst treatment ever to the animals, leaving them in Little cages for life and also in the worst condition you can possible imagine, please help the animals by going in to this link in the webs site of PETA Asia, and sign the petition son this animals can be free and have a real life.

    #4 Posted: 1/7/2010 - 09:34

  • mistifarang

    Joined Travelfish
    25th June, 2008
    Location Thailand
    Posts: 3

    The link doesn't work here (Bangkok).

    Please enter here and see with your own eyes what is the situation in Pata. This shall not change because it's Thai "business"!!!

    #5 Posted: 1/7/2010 - 16:35

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