The Sriracha Tiger Zoo is a popular tourist destination situated along the seaside town Sri Racha in Chonburi Province, Thailand. It's not just an ordinary zoo with a variety of animals but has much more glory to it. The Sriracha Tiger Zoo inhabits around 10,000 crocodiles and 200 tigers, which is the largest population of such kind in a zoo. Along with it, they also provide an engaging and deeply adventurous elephant, tiger, pig, and crocodile shows. Looking for more thrills? Don't miss out the lady called the 'Scorpion Queen' who set the Guinness World Record for her adventure of 'The Longest Stay with Scorpions' in 2008.
A Never-Seen-Before Realm of Crocodiles, Tigers, and More
The day tour at Sriracha Tiger Zoo is perfect for wildlife and adventure lovers. You will be picked up at around 8.30 AM from your hotel from Naklua or Pattaya to get to the most thrilling zoo in Pattaya. Throughout your ride, you'll see one of the most spectacular wild animals such as kangaroos, the royal Bengal tigers, ostriches, crocodiles, single hump camels, and many exotic birds. There will also be the opportunity to watch exhilarating animal shows where you'll witness Kenya aerobics, crocodile wrestling, pig racing, and various circuses.
For those having interest in the world's largest animals, the zoo offers an elephant show along with crocodile show and a pig race. You will only have to pay for the entry. You can have a short elephant ride for around 5 minutes for 150 baht. And if you spend an additional 30 baht, you can purchase bananas to feed the giant animals and enjoy their beautiful way of eating. The Elephant Adventure at Sriracha Tiger Zoo is a must watch for family people who can enjoy these modest animals enjoying with their kids.
Feed Baby Tigers
One of the most cherished activities at Sriracha Tiger Zoo is feeding baby tigers. There are around 300 tigers in the zoo living with their tiny offspring. Don't miss this rare and incredible pleasure of feeding a cub. Just grab a bottle of milk and feed the baby tiger. Don't worry about your safety, they are in the cage and you can feed through, so they won't harm you or your kids.
There are around 10,000 crocodiles in the zoo, making their abode one of the most fascinating attractions of the Sriracha Tiger Zoo that should undoubtedly be right on top of your checklist. You can safely walk through the elevated crocodile trail to watch 1000's of crocodiles down under.
Make your visit memorable by taking perfect pictures at the zoo! Just a minimal price and you can enjoy stunning photo-shoot with a python, baby tiger, small crocodile, orangutan, or an elephant. Once done, you will have to wait for some time while they print your picture and fix it in a Tiger Zoo cardboard frame. You can also use your own camera to take snaps, though it is also paid.
How to Get Tickets?
You can buy tickets at the entrance. The queue can generally be long and you might have to wait a while to grab your tickets. Therefore, it makes sense to book tickets online, take a print out, and bypass the line. As easy and convenient as it may get.
How To Get Around?
You can comfortably scramble across the zoo to reach various attractions and explore the exotic wildlife available at the zoo. Tours are guided, the pathway is well-maintained, and there are proper self-explanatory direction marks along the way to help you reach top attractions throughout the zoo.
What Should I Wear?
You can wear anything that keeps you going comfortably all day long. Jeans, shorts, skirt, denim, cargo, sleeveless T-shirts for women, and loose casual shirt for men will all make a great fit. Avoid high heels as you might have to walk a long way exploring the zoo. Consider sunscreen to avoid the sun during scorching Thailand summers. A small backpack will help carry small stuff around easily, water in particular.
Best Time to Visit
November to February is the best time to visit Sriracha Tiger Zoo when the weather is moderate and mostly pleasant, neither too hot nor too cold. Thailand witnesses a massive surge in tourism during this part of the year and most tourist attractions can be seen packed to capacity till early March.
Will I Need a Guide?
You do not need a guide to reach or explore the Sriracha Tiger Zoo. Moving around is hassle-free, tours are guided, and all the necessary information is available on this website.
How To Get There?
The Phuket International Airport, nearest touch point to the Sriracha Tiger Zoo for overseas visitors, is a busy venue on the planet. It is the second busiest international airport in Thailand after Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi Airport and gets hundreds of flights from all premier international airports around the world. Easy accommodations can be availed nearby and the hotel staff can help you book a roundtrip cab or taxi to visit the zoo. Local buses are also one of the most preferred modes of transportation.
Walk in early to beat the crowd. Make sure you take care of your little one while they explore the zoo, especially while walking through the crocodile trail, or feeding baby tigers. Make sure not to litter at the zoo.