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“Animal Lovers be Aware”

Samutprakan Crocodile Farm and Zoo
Ranked #186 of 581 things to do in Bangkok
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Owner description: The world’s largest crocodile farm features both fresh- and saltwater species along with other animals including elephants, lions, gibbons and snakes.
Reviewed April 24, 2013

This is the place you want to visit if you want to see some Thai's sticking their head inside a crocs mouth but its all about the tourist and not about the animal. Hundreds of crocs in small ponds
Chimps, Orang Utans, Tigers, and many more inside small cages with NO GRASS or FRESH WATER.

You don't really need to spend a long time here to get the feel of the place.

Thank GOLDTOUCH
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Reviewed April 14, 2013

Filthy enclosures with rubbish, drugged up big cats, chained up monkeys. Although it would have been amazing to cuddle a tiger cub or stroke a full grown tiger, the animals seemed very dazed and in my opinion most likely drugged. The sight almost brought me to tears and I am not an 'animal person'. If you believe that animals should be treated well do not visit.

6  Thank missmaths
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Reviewed April 10, 2013

About an hour outside of the city, this is certainly a kid-friendly activity. There are elephants to feed (and ride), a crocodile show (truthfully I couldn't watch most of it for fear of someone getting something bitten off), a small playground, both a restaurant and some food stalls. The elephant show was very interesting and gave a good overview of the importance of elephants in Thailand's history.

Thank HerouxFamily
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Reviewed April 4, 2013

If you want to see animals in an artificial concrete environment, well then this is the trip for you. The crocodile show is mostly comprised of young Thai men yanking some poor drugged crocs around by their tales and then shilling for tips. They literally come into the audience asking for handouts. The elephant show is slightly better as the elephants are actually slightly trained to do things like stand on their hind legs and play soccer. Then again, once it's all over the trainers shamelessly come into the audience asking for tips. A ride on the back of an elephant over a concrete trail and under a filthy waterfall will set you back 30 bucks. Set around the park in tiny cages are some angry monkeys of different types. I'd be angry too if people were throwing stuff at me all day and all I could do was cower in the corner of my tiny cage. No folks, this is not the African jungle, but if you are absolutely sure that you will never ever ever get another opportunity to see some poor wild beasts in captivity then this just might be the place for you!

Oh and if you do go, DO NOT TAKE A TOUR. Just hop in a cab and tell the driver where you want to go. They all know it. You will save yourself about 30 bucks per person.

2  Thank 1999Sandra1999
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Reviewed March 15, 2013

This place should be shut down. There are so many things wrong with it it's hard to know where to start.
If you're not Thai you have to pay a lot more to get in. The place stinks. It's neglected, in an awful state of repair, and the poor animals look in an appalling state. Cages are cramped, dirty, with not a blade of grass in sight. Why do Thais think concrete is any animal's natural habitat?
The crocodile and elephant shows are just a blatant excuse to extort more money from the audience. The crocodiles live in filthy water, with lots of concrete, of course.
The bears looked particularly pathetic. The chimpanzees waiting to have their photos taken with the public ( for a fee, of course!) were stressed out. One Thai young man gave a lit cigarette to a chimpanzee in a cage, and thought it was very funny when he tried to smoke it.
Seriously, do these animals a favour and don't go to this truly awful place.

4  Thank Lynne677
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