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Saturday, September 15, 2007

Phuket Zoo & Aquarium

Set in 30 rai (12 acres) of lush tropical gardens, the Zoo also boasts an aquarium, bird park and orchid gardens. Phuket Zoo is stuated in the Muang District, roughly half way between Phuket City and Chalong. It is approximately 25kms from Patong. Phuket Zoo is privately owned, growing from it's roots as a home zoo, into the fantastic tourist attraction it is today.

Phuket Zoo provides a great family day out for people of all ages. It is open daily from 08:30am to 18:00pm. Children and adults alike will enjoy seeing the crocodiles, elephants, camels, tigers, ostriches, emus, monkeys and much more. Phuket Zoo is particularly famous for it's monkey, crocodile and elephant shows. The shows take place on a daily basis and are performed between 3 and 4 times per day.

The monkey show involves short-tailed macaque monkeys, who have previously worked as coconut pickers. The show sees the monkeys performing basic arithmetic with numbers suggested by their audience. The monkeys also play basketball and dive for coins.

Monkey Show: 09.00, 12.00, 14.30 and 16.45 hrs.

The crocodile show demonstrates a trainer catching and holding a crocodile, which is much bigger than he is. The trainer will also place his head into the crocodile's mouth.

Crocodile Shows: 09.45, 12.45, 15.15 and 17.30 hrs.

The elephant show compromises of the elephants showing their skill in such areas as balancing acts, disco dancing and races. After the performance, members of the audience are able to have their photo taken with the elephants and also feed them bananas.

Elephant Shows: 10.30, 13.30 and 16.00 hrs.

The Aquarium

Enter the aquarium through the large novelty crocodiles mouth. The walls are lined with huge tanks filled with 30,000 liters of water - home to a range of fresh and salt water species. The tanks have been designed to represent the natural habitat of the fish. One particular tank is designed to resemble a coral reef. Upstairs you will find a variety of smaller aquarium fishes, frogs, lizards, giant snakes, nocturnal birds and animals. You will also find a presentation of seashells and fishing equipment. There is a food and drink counter in the aquarium with souvenirs for sale.

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