Sriracha Tiger Zoo

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The Sriracha Tiger Zoo is a zoo in Sri Racha, a city on the outskirts of Pattaya, a seaside city in Chonburi Province, Thailand. It is about 97 km (60 mi) from Bangkok. The zoo claims a population of 200 tigers and around 10,000 crocodiles, the largest such populations in the world.[citation needed] Admission in 2009 (2552) was THB350 for foreigners and THB120 for Thais.

Internet meme[edit]

Photographs of a female tiger nursing piglets wrapped in tiger skin, accompanied by a fictitious story about a zoo in California, were actually taken at Sriracha.[1]


The Animal Welfare Institute reported in 2004 that the zoo had been using tigers and elephants in circus shows, including tigers leaping through rings of fire, walking across a double tightrope, parading around a ring on hind legs, and riding on horseback.[2] AWI reported "potentially dangerous human-tiger and human-elephant close interaction", "bizarre multi-species enclosures", tigers being struck with steel poles by trainers and implications that tigers were being bred for export to China.[2]


  1. ^ (1 Jun 2006). "Tiger and Piglets". Retrieved 17 July 2010. 
  2. ^ a b Roberts, Adam M. (Winter 2005). "Too Close for Comfort". AWI Quarterly. 

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Coordinates: 13°08′57″N 101°00′45″E / 13.14917°N 101.01250°E / 13.14917; 101.01250