Songkhla Zoo

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Bangkok, Thailand4,199 contributions
Songkhla Zoo is a nice activity for a family especially with young children. They have a wide variety of animals to see, scattered over very large grounds. You can drive between each station because walking would be very far and especially with hot weather it would be exhausting so we took small breaks in the air conditioning of the car when driving slowly small distances like 150-200m between stations. Shortly after the zoo reopened after covid19 it was free to all visitors but they limited the number of guests who could come in, so it was quite nice and not crowded, for social distancing purposes. In normal circumstances I could imagine that it could get quite full and perhaps not as enjoyable as it was for us.
Written June 23, 2020
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Roadtrippers.asia
Penang, Malaysia2,842 contributions
Family
Havent been to a zoo for sometime now and today brought a family to the Songkhla Zoological Park.

After paying the entrance fees and parking fees, you might still have a few adds ons like shows and tram ride.

The varieties of animals are ok ~ few highlights includes the Thai Seladang, Hippopotamus, Rhino, White Tiger and White Lion, and Malayan Tapir.

There are also enclosure for the birds which was pretty cool.

What I like about this zoo is that you can get close to some of the animals and you can do some feeding too.

The tram ride are also quite convenient instead of walking the whole zoo.

The waterpark located within the zoo is also plus for the kids to keep cool.

However the zoo lacks animals, several enclosure contains no animals and the upkeep of the zoo has to be improved.

Overall a person pays close to 200b for the entrance, show and tram.
Written June 3, 2019
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Carmen Y
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia118 contributions
Family
Though the place looks run down the size of the zoo really big. More like a park than zoo. Went in the morning, most animals are resting. Nevertheless, still a good place with family to visit. We drove in and went around in the car, stopped right in front the cages, visit the animals and drove to another cage!
Written December 29, 2017
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abdurraouf r
35 contributions
Family
I did some research prior to my visit here. I was charged 470 baht for 3 adults & 2 children including car (50 baht). You can get 20% discount if you have a tourist discount card from the central mall. Just show them the card. Overall i was satisfied with my visit. You will be provided with a map which you can use as a guide to visit the animals that you prefer. Some enclosures are not well kept. Parking spaces are available nearby the enclosures. So you could just park in a spot and walk about to visit the animals and feed them (20-40baht for the bananas). You could also bring your own food as they dont force you to eat at their restaurant unlike some theme parks. Also do take note of the animals' feeding time and shows. I didnt have enough time to enjoy the water theme park. Perhaps during my next visit i will.
Written August 22, 2018
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herman972
Shelly Beach, South Africa110 contributions
Family
We enjoyed the zoo with our 2 young kids. Just take note that it is very big and you need to drive to one enclosure to another. If you don't have your own car, the zoo will provide transportation for you. The waterpark however was very much run down and dangerous for kids to swim in. The kids swimming area is full of rust and sharp edges and the pools have alot of missing tiles. But a beautiful veiw though!!
Written January 28, 2017
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markchow
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia31 contributions
Family
We have been travelled with young children in the past 4 years ago but this second revisit was under the standard. This because water park closed without updating info at Songkhla Zoo web page. The survival wild animals show and seal presentation were closed without any information from the entrance.
Written December 8, 2016
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dreamcraft2001
Ipoh, Malaysia197 contributions
Family
The zoo has good ideas, but poorly maintained. Animals cages are so dirty. Example is the penguin exibit. They look sick and not happy swinming in dirty tank. Tigers are a bit thin. They cancel the 3:30pm feeding show without informing. Rather sad by the condition of the animals. Could be do much better.
Written June 28, 2016
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Andrew C
Penang Island, Malaysia83 contributions
Family
Good location on hilly terrain just out of Songkhla town. Big open spaces by car or bicycles at least due to heat and distance from one exhibit to another. Love the tame deers (you can touch and feed them), tigers (as many as 5 to 6 active tigers), lion (buy some meat to feed them), white tigers, elephants, zebras, ostriches and giraffes together (nice to feed), tapirs (can feed them and they just kept eating). Poor exhibits in need of improvements were the turtles, tortoise, reptiles and snakes enclosures. Dirty and no one around when we visited. Could not view them very well as they used clear but dirty plastic sheets instead of tempered glass at the enclosures so it was not easy to view most of the snakes hidden inside. There was a very big king cobra though. Whether it is the close proximity to the snakes exhibits, open concept or escapees, that we saw some young snakes (non-venomous, I suppose) slittering about in the nearby open space. One was slittering slowly along the walkway and another was behind a seating bench. Signs of a true open zoo!! Quite hidden and poorly maintained was the penguin air-conditioned room below the seating arena and some looked ill. One was acting like a mechanised toy that stood still and keep swaying front and back like it wanted to move but couldn't with the feet firmly rooted to the ground. I felt that the air-conditioner was not cool enough for the poor penguins and the water pool looks dirty and greenish. Penguins may need medical help fast. There was a medium sized water park located in the zoo for humans. Had numerous drinks, ice cream and snack kiosks along the way. Drive stop and walk continuously so should encourage the use of bicycle for eco-travellers and better viewing of exhibits. Need to spend a day to enjoy the whole place or it will be a rush. Wear a good walking shoes and bring lots of water, sun lotion, hats and/or umbrella if you need protection from the sun and heat when you get of the vehicle. Need pay per person (adult and kid) and per car entry. Forgotten the actual rate but was like 100 baht/adult and 500 baht/car entry, I stand to be corrected. When you leave the Songkhla Zoo, reaching the main road traffic light junction (concrete welcome sign overhead), there is a local market on the right side that we visited after Songkhla Zoo. you can park the car in front of the 7-Eleven unit on the left as you left corner the traffic junction or park opposite along the road. Get some local authentic food and fruits here as the prices are cheaper compared to those sold in Hatyai.
Written May 13, 2015
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Joyfairy
Johor Bahru, Malaysia66 contributions
Family
This zoo is well maintained and has many plus points.
1. We can drive our car throughout the entire zoo! What a treat.
2. Zoo is situated on high ground - windy, pleasant to walk around. Beautiful view of the city can be seen there.
3. Can see animals up close unlike most zoos.
4. Interact with animals - got to feed the otters (20 baht for a tub of small fishes) which is one of the highlights for us -the otters were so cute and begging us for food. In another area, the deers roam freely (at least 30 of them!!) and you can feed them. We could touch the rhino. Wow, what a wonderful experience.
5. The zoo is huge with roads for cars and pedestrians. Makes it safe for both users.
6. Waterpark - for who have children - the watermark is so huge and beautiful!!

Eventhough there are not as many animals compared to the Singapore Zoo, but this is one zoo that my family highly recommend to visit. For foreigners, entrance fees: 200 baht, for car is 50 baht. Worth every cent!
Written February 20, 2015
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lsg181
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia3,027 contributions
Well managed, good varieties of animals, proper walking path, tiger feeding real action time, seal live show, a rare white tiger and most of all, a cafe inside to let you rest and relax with a great view of the valley.
Written January 25, 2015
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