The site is quite nice and fairly and the amenities really nice. There is still construction going on mostly around the lake (the walking trail). The entrance fee was 800 baht ($31CAD) which includes the free walk and the tram ride on the day OR night safari and most shows. Pictures with animals, food for feeding manually animals and for yourself are in addition. The free shuttle form downtown doesn't exist despite the brochure. It cost me 200 baht by tuktuk on the way there, and 100 baht upon return in a public red truck (a private one wanted 300 baht). There were some shows that were not offered, despite the schedule stating otherwise. Taking pictures must be done without flash where animals are present, meaning the night safari is out as far as taking pictures go. There are dance, light and water shows in addition, all comprised in the price.
I was there on a Thursday from 14:00 to 21:00 hrs and the place was free of visitors during the day, with groups coming in towards the end of the afternoon.
The good thing is that in general, most animals have a fair amount of space to move around. But it is still a zoo. And a few animals showed blood scaring, or infection (not many). I like the interactions with some of the animals (feeding, pictures taken with). Whether it is ethical or the best thing for the animals, let's face it... Poaching and animal/parts trading is the third largest illegal industry (after drugs and humans&parts). We need to develop human consciousness and awareness, that much is certain.
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