Khao Keow White Tigers
Khao Keow is a magnificent blend of forests, wild animals, bird aviary and is internationally recognized for its animal management operations.
It covers an area of 2000 acres and has about 8000 animals from 300 species. Six of the newer residents of the zoo are rare white tigers.
Khao Keow is described as a 'wildlife bank' as many animals are on the endangered species list. The zoo is known for its success in breeding some of these endangered animals. One such project is breeding the rare Clouded Leopard. Other endangered mammals at the zoo include the Asian Wild Dog, Malayan Tapir and Tiger.
Rare Asian bird species draw bird watchers from around the world. A walk-though aviary has been built on a mountain slope and presents an appealing environment. The aviary is Asia's second largest. Endangered bird species at the zoo include the Black Necked Stork and White Crested Laughing Thrush.
One of the features is the Wild Cats Park which was originally initiated by the Conservation Breeding Specialist Group (CBSG) under the International Union of Conservation for Nature (IUCN).
This area covering 40 acres has 48 species of wild cats in 8 enclosures. The habitats are desert, grasslands, woodlands, wetlands, rocks and mountain. Each area has species natural to the habitat.