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Chiang Mai Zoo
100 Huay Kaew Road, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Tel: +66 (0) 5322 1179, 0 535 8116, 0 5322 6193,
0 5322 2283, 0 5321 0374 Fax: +66 (0) 5322 2283#18
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Chiang Mai Zoo offers you more than you can imagine.
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 Chiang Mai Zoo
Chiang Mai Zoo was established by the The Zoological Park Organization, Thailand in 1974. Situated on 531 Rai 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.

Chiang Mai Zoo is the first and only zoo in Northern Thailand where visitors can experience the excitement and intimacy of various species of animals in their natural habitat.

  Fact Sheet
  Established 1977
  Visitors 700,000/year
  Size 531 Rai (212.4 acres)
  Animals 7,000 heads
  Birds 4,965 heads
  Mammals 475 heads
  Reptiles 218 heads
  Fish 1,190 heads
  Open 08:00 - 21:00 hours
  Entrance Fee

Foreigners - Adult: 100 Baht, Child (less than 135 cm in height):
50 Baht
Thais - Adult: 50 Baht,
Teacher, soldier, policeman (in uniform): 30 Baht,
Child (less than 135 cm.): 10 Baht,
Senior citizen, people with disability, and monk: Free of charge

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Nakornping Walk Through Aviary Relaxation while walking and observing more than 800 birds in 2.5 acres.
Chiang Mai Zoo_04 Cape Fur Seal Exhibit - The building have 4 Cape Fur Seal from Africa to present in the zoo.
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Freshwater Aquarium 60 species of tropical freshwater fishes, featuring Giant Mekhong Catfish and Striped Catfish, Siamese Giant Carp, Ture Eel
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Star Animals Elephant family, Hippopotamus, Zebra, Giraffe, Ostrich, many birds species, Cape fur seal, Humboltd penguin, Malayan tapir, Serrow, Sarus crane, Fea's barking deer and Indian rhinoceros.
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Gibbon Island - Animals live freely on this isle without nets, caging or enclosure whatsoever. Gibbons live and breed happily.
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Open Zoo You will meet Spotted deer, Hog deer, Barking deer, Brow Anther deer, Alpaca, Peacock. More than 200 animals live with peacefully in the area 40 acres. You can walk through the Open Zoo on the sky walkway for closing to the animals.
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Camping Area - The children can camp near the big reservoir, waterfall, adventure station, the natural trail and learning the animal's life at night.

  Giant Panda Live in Chiang Mai Zoo
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In 2001, The vice-prime minister and minister of defence (a full general Chawalit Yongjaiyut) talked with the president and prime minister of The People's Republic of China about the giant panda.

He wanted to display giant panda in Thailand. The government of China was glad to give 1 pair of giant panda for friendship ambassador and celebration of Her Majesty the Queen's 6 cycle birthday anniversary in 2004. So, that is the reason for the project for panda research and display in Thailand.

The government of Thailand entrusted the Zoological Park Organization to take responsibility for these very rare giant panda. They are on display at Chiangmai Zoo in Chiangmai province.

Giant Panda Entrance Fee:
Foreigner : Adult 100 Baht, Child 50 Baht
Thai : Adult 50 Baht, Child 20 Baht
Giant Panda & Koala Zones open daily from 8.30 - 17.30 hours.


In July 2006, Chiang Mai Zoo became the first zoo in Thailand to house koalas as Australia shipped four of the marsupials here to mark the 60th anniversary of His Majesty the King’s Accession to the Throne. Now, let's welcome a newborn baby koala.

Koalas, which are native to Australia, weigh about 9 kilogrammes each on average. “Koala” is an Aboriginal word, meaning “no drink”. The animals get water from their chief food, eucalyptus or gum leaves.

The koala is sometimes called “koala bear” although it is not a member of the bear family but a marsupial like the kangaroo and the wombat. The trait distinguishing marsupials from other mammals is that they carry their young in pouches.

Female koalas take 2 to 3 years to reach productive age while males take 3 to 4 years. A healthy female koala can bear one offspring yearly for about 12 years.

 Children's Zoo
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The children zoo, covering the area of 1,442 sq.m., consists of the cognitive development center, small and large animal exhibit, playground, adventure sector, sand area, rabbits exhibit, performing stage, exhibit hall, fish exhibit, lotus pond... All of these are situated atop a natural hill overlooking the city of Chiang Mai.

The children zoo is covered with shady evergreen trees, beautifully landscaped floral garden, and masses of green grass.

 Twilight Zoo

Chiang Mai Zoo has opened to the public an exhilarating way to see and study wild animals in their habitats at night, the Twilight Zoo.
Chiang Mai Twilight Zoo consists of more than 30 kinds of nocturnal animal species inhabiting in an area of 6,850 sq.m. A variety of animal-shaped lights are decorated along the way, suggesting visitors to the twilight world of the wildlife.

You can enjoy a special night tour on a safe and comfortable tram as you are being engulfed by a jungle coming to life after dusk as well as experience the sights and sounds of nocturnal wildlife as you are guided by our experienced guides.

Chiang Mai Twilight Zoo opens daily from 18.30 to 21.00 hours.


Public Relations
Located on the left just after the main zoo entrance, the Public Relations office of Chiang Mai zoo will help answer any questions zoo guests might have. Zoo guests will also be able to search zoo information on computer.

Souvenir Shop
Located opposite admission gate, the shop sells animal postcards, T-shirts, buttons, memorabilia, film and more.

Film Booth
Zoo guests can purchase film for cameras at film booths in areas near the admissions gate or rest areas.

There are a variety of restaurants and snack booths operated by private operators to serve zoo guests in the designated pavilion just opposite the zoo's main entrance.

Enjoy taking a tour with our air-conditioned monorail. It can carry 50-70 passengers/a trip.
Monorail Fee: Foreigner - 150 Baht
Thai - Adult 100 Baht/Child 50 Baht.

Tram Service
Fee: Thai and foreigner - Adult 20 Baht/Child 10 Baht.

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