Chiang Mai Mini-Zoo

Touch and learn wildlife as
Albabra Tortoise, Sulcata Tortoises; the largest
of the mainland tortoise, Macaw, Great Hornbill,
Pony, Rabbit, Goat, Iguana, Snake, Crocodile and

Get a rare opportunity to interact with wildlife and help us feed them, from now on at Young Garden, Chaingmai Zoo.


Newborn Crowned Crane

Two little Crowned Crane hatched on July 3, 2015
at the Crowned Crane house, near Nakhonping Aviary.
The gender of the infant has yet to be determined.

This is the first Crowned Crane to be born
at Chiang Mai Zoo within the last fifteen years.

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Red-Shanked Douc babies

A rare red-shanked douc was born at
Chiang Mai Zoo to experienced mother "Lhar."

The newest offspring, a male, marks the third
successful red-shanked douc birth in the Zoo's
history(prior births occurred in 2014.

Chiang Mai Zoo has received "Bu", father,
and "Lhar", mother, two Red-Shanked Douc from
Dusit Zoo in 2012.


Four adorable white lion cubs born

Four white lion cubs have been born at Chiang Mai Zoo and are taking their first steps around their new home. Their mother came from breeding-institution in South Africa.

White Lion house located across from panda house.


Lin Ping has given birth

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Lin Ping has given birth to twin baby pandas
at Ya’an Panda Conservation Center in China
on July 27th.
People are able to sign a well-wishing book,
which will be later given to Lin Ping through
the Chinese Consulate in Chiang Mai.


Giant panda Lin Hui confirmed not pregnant

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Chiang Mai Zoo has revealed that the artificial
insemination of giant panda Lin Hui was not
successful, as no embryo was found in her womb.  

Mr. Benjapol Nakprasert, Director of
the Zoological Park Organization, under the Royal
Patronage of His Majesty the King, has said that
Lin Hiu had developed behavior patterns that led
researchers to believe she was pregnant after her
insemination in June.   

Zoo researchers cited Lin Hui’s longer sleeping
hours as well as surges in progesterone levels
and appetite. However, the embryo did not develop
after months of observation by a team of

The Office of Project for Panda Research and
Display in Thailand believes that Lin Hui will be
ready to enter the next mating season. Panda
experts from Woolong Panda Center in China have
advised the zoo to adjust lighting in Lin Hui’s
cage to resemble her natural habitat.

They claimed that this would prepare the panda
for the next mating season from February to
April. Thai veterinarians are also gearing up for
another insemination when Lin Hui is ready to


Eastern Sarus Crane

Eastern Sarus Crane is 1 of 15 species of the Wildlife Conservation and Protection Act of B.E. 2535. Eastern Sarus Crane is classified as Extinct Species in the wild. For Thailand, the last Eastern Sarus Crane was found in B.E. 2511 near Cambodia’s border area.

The cooperation between Thailand and International Crane Foundation (ICF) have worked jointly on the Crane Reintroduction Project (G. a. sharpii) starting in B.E. 2525. In B.E. 2527, ICF sent six chicks but one was dead. In August B.E. 2532, ICF gave another six chicks, all were reared at Bangphra Breeding Research Center. The project has provided breeding stock from others source because they was not enough. Later, during B.E. 2532-2540, Korat Zoo received a number of chicks from Thai-Laos Cambodia border’s people so the project contacted Korat Zoo for exchange experience with each other.

Korat Zoo is the largest crane breeding center in Thailand. Both natural breeding and artificial insemination were used in reproduction since B.E. 2540 until present. Korat Zoo started reproducing in captivity with 26 cranes until in June B.E. 2552, there are more than 100 cranes. Khao kheow Open Zoo and Bangphra Water Bird Breeding Research Center also succeeded in reproducing more than 50 cranes. The zoo had focused on the reintroduction of cranes into the wild in 6 areas such as Bueng Khong Long Non-Hunting Area, Bong Khai Non-Hunting Area, Bueng Boraphet Non-Hunting Area, Huai Talat Reservoir and Huai Jorakhemak Reservoir Non-Hunting Area, Bangpra Non-Hunting Area and Phu Khieo Wildlife Reserve.

Formerly, In B.E. 2540, Thailand released three of captive-reared cranes back to nature at Tung Ka Mung but it was not successful.
In B.E. 2554, during March – May, the Sarus Crane Reintroduction Project Thailand and Nakhon Ratchasima Zoo have released 10 sarus cranes age between 5 – 8 months back to nature at reservoirs of Huai Jorakhemak in Burirum. The monitoring result showed Sarus Cranes have survived in the wild. Next year, nine Sarus Cranes were released to natural wetlands, Sanambin Resevoir in Burirum.

At Chiangmai Zoo, we have displayed 2 species of cranes as Sarus Crane and Grey Crowned Crane.


Chuang Chuang and Lin Hui
to stay in Chiang Mai Zoo
until 2023


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The two pandas from China
currently living in Chiang Mai zoo
will continue their stay in Thailand
until 2023, as part of an extension
in the panda conservation research

The Zoological Park Organization
of Thailand and the China Wildlife
Conservation Association
have secured an agreement to extend
the cooperation in the panda conservation
research of Chuang Chuang and Lin Hui,
currently living at Chiang Mai Zoo. 

The extension of the project
allows the two pandas to stay
in Thailand an additional 8 years,
or until October 2023. 

Chuang Chuang and Lin Hui
are two Giant Pandas from Sichuan,
China on loan to Chiang Mai Zoo
in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
The pandas arrived at Chiang Mai Zoo
in October 2003 to begin a 10 year
conservation program to breed giant pandas.
Chuang Chuang and Linhui successfully
artificially bred and produced an offspring
named Lin Ping in 2009.