Dusit Zoo animals adjusting to new home in Korat

MOST of the animals that moved from the now closed Dusit Zoo in Bangkok to the one in northeastern Nakhon Ratchasima province, or Korat, have started adjusting to their new home with the star attraction, an anaconda family, fully ready for visitors to come and have a close look, the Thai-language daily Matichon reported today (October 26, 2018).

Since early this month a total of 413 animals of 112 species were moved to their new home in Korat after the Zoological Park Organization under the Royal Patronage of His Majesty the King closed Dusit Zoo, which was also known as Khao Din.

Mr Thewin Ratanawongsawad, director of Nakhon Ratchasima Zoo, said almost all the animals had started to adjust to their new surroundings, especially the big ones, which are all in good health,

The younger ones still have to be watched closely for a little longer but the climate at this northeastern zoo is similar to Dusit Zoo. The only issue is that they are not used to their new enclosures but all are in good health.

The star attraction that came here from Dusit Zoo is the anaconda family consisting of 4 big ones, all over 4 meters long and weighing over 50 kilograms, and over 10 young ones with the oldest among them being 7 years of age. As expected they are attracting a lot of interest from tourists.


Top: One of the large anacondas that is now housed at the Nakhon Ratchasima Zoo. Thai headline says “Ready to show himself.” Photo: Matichon