Chiang Mai Zoo was established by the The Zoological Park Organization, Thailand in 1974. The zoo is 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.
Attractions at Chiang Mai Zoo:
Nakornping Walk Through Aviary - Relaxation while walking and observing more than 800 birds in 2.5 acres.
Cape Fur Seal Exhibit - The building have 4 Cape Fur Seal from Africa to present in the zoo.
Freshwater Aquarium 60 species of tropical freshwater fishes, featuring Giant Mekhong Catfish and Striped Catfish, Siamese Giant Carp, Ture Eel.
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.
Gibbon Island - Animals live freely on this isle without nets, caging or enclosure whatsoever. Gibbons live and breed happily.
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.
Camping Area - The children can camp near the big reservoir, waterfall, adventure station, the natural trail and learning the animal's life at night.