|Date opened||February 17, 1988|
|Location||Khlong Sam Wa, Bangkok, Thailand|
|Land area||480 acres (190 ha)|
Safari World is a tourist attraction in Bangkok, Thailand that consists of two parks named Marine Park and Safari Park, operated by Safari World Public Limited. The park was opened in 1988 with a total area of 480 acres (190 ha) for its open zoo and 180 acres (73 ha) for its bird park. A major renovation to enhance effectiveness of land use began on 17 April 1989 and its total area developed for the leisure park now consists of an open zoo and a marine park on 500 rai (approximately 200 acres) of land.
On 1 February 1994, Safari World changed its name to Safari World Public Company Limited. Later, it was accepted by the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) to become the first and only entertainment park to be listed on SET on 16 February 1995.
Safari Park is about 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) long. A drive through the park takes about 45 minutes. Hundreds of animals from all over the world are present. There are daily tiger and lion feeding shows.
The Marine Park houses a spectrum of animals of land, sea, and air. The attractions are Jungle Cruise river ride, a water flume ride through the jungles of Africa and Asia, seven shows daily, Spy War action stunts, water skiing, dolphins, Hollywood cowboy stunts, birds, orangutan boxing, and sea lions, exhibits featuring white tigers, fantasy carp garden, tapir kingdom, crocodile gardens.
There has been controversy about Safari World for its treatment of animals. Their operation came under international scrutiny when their treatment of animals, particularly orangutans and elephants, and keeping lion and tiger cubs in cramped cages. The treatment of orangutans came to the attention of Jim and Allison Cronin, founders of Monkey World and avid animal rights campaigners and other animal rights groups such as PETA, as well as being featured in a 2013 episode of the British animal rescue show Wildlife SOS.
- "Elephants forced to walk across metal tightropes in Thailand tourist attraction". Daily Mail. London. 4 November 2010. Retrieved 26 January 2011.
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