The final fourth dimension I mentioned Phuket zoo on the spider web log was dorsum inwards 2007, together with I wrote “A tourist pocket-sized sat alongside the tiger piece his dad took photos. The tiger keeper (a 1 armed man) poked the tiger alongside a stick, making him growl together with bare his teeth. Would I permit my pocket-sized sit down side past times side to a pissed off tiger? Er.. no.“
Seems my retentiveness is short! And I am a hypocrite.
That’s me, my immature adult woman together with my Mum alongside the same tiger inwards 2004 (before the spider web log existed). I’d forgotten well-nigh that before see alongside the solid unit of measurement when nosotros took the tiger photos, watched the shows, bought H2O ice cream for the petty immature adult woman together with quite peradventure enjoyed the day! I knew the zoo wasn’t all that clean, but most of the animals seemed happy together with oh, an orangutan riding a wheel together with doing maths, hilarious! We went 1 time again inwards 2006, 1 time again enjoying things, together with justifying the see every bit the entirely chance the kids would acquire to come across such animals, together with it’s correct hither inwards Phuket! By hence nosotros had a petty boy too. And nosotros don’t convey the coin for a solid unit of measurement vacation to Tanzania.
Feeding a tiger cub? Elephants playing basketball? Brilliant!
I convey non been since 2007. Over the years my views on Phuket zoo convey changed. I noticed a lot to a greater extent than of the unhappy animals which were in all probability at that topographic point inwards 2004 together with 2006, or maybe things got worse? Kids convey been since, on schoolhouse trips. I convey no innovation to see again, though maybe I should, merely to come across for myself. I don’t desire to tell also much bad, since I convey non been at that topographic point for many years.
Oh, together with the crocodile show! More fun! Don’t intend they convey lost anyone yet…
Fun or exploitation? I think the crocs H2O existence really green, I think elephants chained up, though to survive honest – await at the human face upwards of the elephant playing basketball, I reckon he looks happy. But …. is this leopard happy?
Is this comport happy?
Given that my final see was 2007, I wanted to acquire merely about updated opinions. So inwards Dec 2012 I posted on my Facebook page “I’d similar to listen what people intend well-nigh Phuket zoo”. And got a lot of replies. I was hoping for a mixture of opinions – yous tin sack read all the replies here, but here’s a alternative …
Myself together with my immature adult woman came out of at that topographic point inwards tears, if places are making coin out of animals they should process the animals humanely..The weather condition are horrendous:( I dearest Phuket together with convey been five times but convey told everyone Not to become to the zoo…I don’t discovery it amazing that yous musical rhythm out a crocodile to bleed, together with its entertainment, personally I would’ve establish it funny if the croc had of bitten his caput off
Terrible. We were at that topographic point a dyad of months back. We were unable to convey photos alongside many of the animals every bit they were “tired”…..more probable drugged. The brute enclosures were dirty, no H2O together with many of the animals were suffering from injuries together with were starving. Should survive shut down! I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone! Many to a greater extent than beautiful sights to come across inwards Phuket
Not a large fan of zoos inwards full general but I was really disturbed past times what I saw at Phuket Zoo — the concept of using animals for amusement is really outdated, together with most of the creatures at that topographic point looked unhealthy and/or agitated. The tigers existence photographed looked zonked out on drugs. It provides no opportunities for visitors to larn anything well-nigh wild fauna or nature. It’s a wretched brute prison. Avoid!
(above) Happy Feet?
Been at that topographic point twice, 1 time alongside my blood brother & partner at the fourth dimension & hence 1 time again alongside my parents. Never again, worst experience. Hate the mode they process their animals & accuse yous hence much for it
Oh yeh – every bit said higher upwards – they produce accuse yous hence much – it’s a 500 Baht entry fee, though locals pay entirely eighty Baht. And hence many people volition pay to a greater extent than for tiger photos, ophidian photos, nutrient to feed the animals etc… addition your taxi.
That poor orung u tang, he looks hence sad. The poor monkeys alongside chains together with the poor elephants await hence wretched to. We hated it there.
(above) At to the lowest degree the toucan looked fairly healthy
Phuket zoo is the entirely attraction on Phuket that I volition never render to. It is a disgrace alongside animals kept inwards horrible conditions. It reminds me of pictures of zoos inwards the W from over a hundred years ago.
It was run downwards together with the animals are non cared for together with were all cramped inwards cages. I convey to tell though that nosotros had the biggest express mirth alongside the Orangutan who savage inwards dearest alongside my hubby together with nosotros got merely about smashing photos. Even the petty monkeys are such funny characters together with nosotros loved them but every bit for the residue of the zoo good …SHAME!
Well I idea I mightiness acquire at to the lowest degree a few people maxim they had fun, but it actually was pretty unanimous. These are all comments past times people who convey been to the zoo inwards recent years. I approximate the house is yet busy alongside tour groups. And I imagine at that topographic point are visitors similar nosotros were the get-go fourth dimension – ooh! a tiger! Oooh! H5N1 funny monkey! Wow! H5N1 huge snake! You tin sack discovery a lot to a greater extent than opinions on TripAdvisor. Some are positive together with I listen that brute activists post faux bad reviews. I was glad to acquire the opinions on my Facebook page too. Should yous visit? My persuasion is that the zoo is plainly non looked later really well, it seems obvious that merely about animals are treated poorly. Personally I am unlikely to return, though maybe I should, merely to acquire my ain view. Anyway, Phuket has hence much to see, that unless yous convey never seen whatsoever animals before or never been to a zoo before, why go?
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