Proving some unique animal encounters and entertainment, the Phuket Zoo is a super place to take the kids. While you get a chance to get up close with certain creatures, the animal shows are definite crowd and kid pleasers.
Located on Soi Pa Lai, Muang, the Phuket Zoo is open daily from 08:30am to 06:00pm. Around a 20 minute drive from properties such as Kata Rocks, this popular attraction features around three to four different animal shows throughout the day, so check beforehand on the official site (http://www.phuketzoo.com) regarding show times.
The zoo is home to all manner of animal species be they pleasant or predatory in nature! Crocodiles, tigers, ostriches, camels, elephants and monkeys are just some of the animal residents here and it is well worth visiting if you are staying at nearby guesthouses, resorts or Phuket luxury villas in Thailand.
The show must go on
The animal shows at Phuket Zoo have become a favourite amongst visitors; while seeing short-tailed macaque monkeys or elephants engaged in all kinds of antics will be entertaining for some, for a real heart-stopping thrill head to the crocodile show; watch as trainers defy death especially those taking part in the ‘head in the mouth’ crocodile performance!
More to see
The zoo offers much more to see including a bird park with a large aviary and an aquarium with diverse fish species and reptiles. For a change of scenery, visit the orchid garden with all manner of floral beauties including the largest orchid species in the world.
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