Songkhla Zoo

City: Songkhla

Country: Thailand
Province: Songkhla

Opend 03.10.1998

Species 160

This small zoo especially shows the local fauna like Asian elephants, gaurs and sun bears. It has a good reptile collection and several animal shows

Last visited 2018

Songkhla Zoo
Khao Rup Chang
Mueang Songkhla District
Songkhla 90000

Phone number 74 598 555

Opened minimum 8.30 am - 5.30 pm

Entrance fee for Thai

  • Adult 100,- THB
  • Child 3-11 years 20,- THB
Entrance for foreigners
  • Adult 150,- THB
  • Child 3-11 70,- THB


For kids there is a petting area

After the election on July 2nd 1986, General Praim Thinasulanon had been elected and assigned by the royal approval as the prime minister of Thailand, followed by assignment of Mr. Umnuay Suwannakiri as a secretary minister, in charge of the Zoological Park Organization, who had start a project to establish a zoo in each region. As for southern region, the area of elephant-shaped mountain in Khao Roop Chang Sub-district, Mueng District, Songkhla Province (the area in known as Baan Suan Thoon) had been chosen but the establishment was incomplete as General Praim declared parliament dissolution by a requested royal decree in 1988.Eventually, after the royal approval of General Chartchaai Chunhawan in 1989, Colonel Pon Rerngprasertwit, as a secretary minister, had ordered resumption of the project. Then the Zoological Park Organization immediately reconsidered and reinitialized the establishing of Songkhla Zoo with an admission from the cabinet on May 23rd 1989. The Songkhla Zoo establishing project was a 10-year schedule, with initial financial support of 120 millions baht from the government, which was carried out in 1989 – 1998. The constructions consist of basic necessaries, office building, reservoir, greenhouse and exhibition spaces which had been serving the audiences by displaying various wild animals in turns such as tapir, chevrotain, camel, llama, giraffe, bear, tiger, monkey, musk, deer, Genus Cervus deer, barking deer, colorful birds such as parrot, macaw, cassowary, flamingo and a lot more. Songkhla Zoo had started collecting entry fee since September 18th 1998 and the official opening ceremony had been performed on October 3rd 1998 with General Praim Thinasulanon, prime privy councilor and a statesman, as the honored chief of ceremony.

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After paying the entrance fee follow the path and at the roundabout turn right to see different farm animals as well as spotted hyenas. Back to the roundabout we see a large aviary home to many different birds. In front of it we find an enclosure for different deer like the barashinga. Across are other  enclosures for deer and the nilgai, Asias largest antilope. Then its time to see Asian small-clawed otters and smooth coated otters. Lets the go through an deer enclosure with chital and other species of deer. To the left we then have the reptile section with turtles, snakes and crocodiles. Following are the sea lions that give daily shows as well as penguins. Going arround the hippopotamuses we meet Asian elephants on the left. On the right hand are bovin enclosures for the might gaur and the banteng. Reached the hill top we go left and emidiatly on the left side have white rhinoceroses.Now we have reached the cat valley with tigers and lions. Goinf uphill again we soon pass a giant aviary for hornbills. Following the road its then time to watch the bears before we reach the savannah area. Here we meet giraffes, zebras and ostriches among others. To the left we then have the birs area, here we find more horn bills, storks and anonther aviary - this time for doves. Across is the monkey area home to apes like the orang utan and chimpanzees, but also macaques, ring tailed lemures and the binturong. Passing the Malayan tapirs we see the last enclosure, home for the flamingos.

DE: Dieser kleine Zoo ist für Autos gebaut. Er zeigt insbesonders einheimische Tiere wie Asiatische Elefanten, den Gaur und verschiedene Hornvögel. Er verfügt über einen grösseren Reptilienabschnitt.

DK: Denne lille have er bygget for biler. Den viser især den lokale fauna som den asiatiske elefant, gauren og forskellige arter af næsehornsfugle. ligeledes er der et større kryndyrsområde
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