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Dusit Zoo to close down end of August

The Dusit Zoo, a landmark of Bangkok for the  past 80 years, will be closed down at the end of August with all animals moved to six other zoos run by the Zoological Park Organisation of Thailand, Dusit Zoo’s public relations office annnounced. After the closure of the Dusit Zoo, a new zoo will be built on a 300-rai plot of land in Khlong 6 area in Tambon Rangsit of Pathum Thani’s Thanyaburi district. The land has been donated to the Zoological Park Organisation of Thailand (ZPOT) by His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun. Zoological park officials have divided some 1,600 animals in the Dusit Zoo into groups to decide which of the six zoos should house them. For instance, it was initially agreed that all the birds would be transferred to the Khao Khieo Open Zoo in Chon Buri. They six zoos are: Khao Khieo Open Zoo in Chon...

 

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