History

Nakhon Ratchasima Zoo, or Korat Zoo, is one of the most wonderful places for visiting in the Nakhon Ratchasima province, situated in north eastern region of Thailand. Korat Zoo is the fourth out of eight zoos under administration of the Zoological Park Organization of Thailand under the Royal Patronage of His Majesty the King Rama IX.

Nakhon Ratchasima covers 218 acres. The zoo has been established since 23 May B.E. 2532 located on the plain laterite area where some areas have been adjusted to be the wave areas like Savanna grassland providing excellence of animals presented in their natural environment for the purpose of conservation, education and recreation. It was formally opened to the public since 14 December B.E. 2539 that General Prem Tinnasulanon, the privy councilor and Statesman, presided over the opening ceremony.

Korat Zoo is a model of the 'Open Zoo' concept. To make you visit to the zoo truly memorable. we provide facilities and varaity of services.

The Management divided into 6 departments:
  • Administration Department
  • Animal Welfare Department
  • Conservation and Research Department
  • Business Development and Public Relation Department
  • Education Department
  • Maintenance Department
We have over 1800 animals from 257 species, divided into 4 categories:
  • Mammals - 92 species
  • Birds - 67 species
  • Reptile - 68 species
  • Amphibian - 30 species