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  • Tom 9:28 pm on December 1, 2009 Permalink
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    ‘Happy Faces’ for jumbos: Move elephants from Bangkok’s mean streets to natural habitats 

    Thailand elephants

    Thailand elephants: photo: Bohdan Szcześniak

    Scenes of hungry, unemployed elephants wandering the crowded streets of Bangkok begging for food and money from tourists and urbanites may soon be a memory after the Thai capital’s municipal government—the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration, (the BMA or City Hall)—recently kicked off strict new measures to ban the elephants from the streets and enlist help from the Provincial Administrative Organisation in the northeastern province of Surin, home to large numbers of both pachyderms and their handlers, the mahouts, in an attempt to find a lasting and sustainable solution to the problem.

    Following City Hall’s Elephant Smile Project, the Returning Elephant to its Homeland project was launched to help shelter wandering elephants in the capital. Over 7,000 rai of land (some 2,800 acres) at the Elephant Studies Centre in Surin’s Tha Tum district, is now home to wandering elephants after the centre received a government budget of 22 million baht (US$660,000). (More …)

  • Tom 9:14 pm on November 29, 2009 Permalink
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    Panda cub on show in the open at Chiang Mai Zoo 

    Panda at ChiangMai zoo

    Panda at ChiangMai zoo

    Tourists, Chiang Mai residents and family members of the Chamber of Commerce meeting attendees enjoyed the Panda cub display in the open at Chiang Mai Zoo today.

    The zoo staff took Lingping, the panda cub out for the second day and let her play at the showing area to celebrate her six months of age. The three-day show during November 27-29 has attracted over 500 eager visitors to the zoo. (More …)

  • Tom 5:21 pm on September 4, 2009 Permalink
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    Chiang Mai Zoo celebrating 101st day of Lin Ping´s life 

    Lin Ping panda name in Thailand

    Lin Ping panda name in Thailand

    Chiang Mai Zoo is today celebrating the 101st day of young panda Lin Ping’s life in accordance with Chinese tradition.

    The Chiang Mai Zoo will throughout today hand out gifts to visitors in celebration of Lin Ping’s 101 days of life. The marking is in line with Chinese beliefs that surpassing 101 days of life is a sign of good health and luck. Members of the Chinese Consulate in Chiang Mai will take part in a ceremony to be held throughout the morning alongside over 40 Chinese organizations in the province. (More …)

  • Tom 7:30 pm on September 1, 2009 Permalink
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    Chiang Mai Zoo gains more income by 150% after Lin Ping´s birth 

    Lin Ping panda name in Thailand

    The little panda, Lin Ping help increase more income to Chiang Mai Zoo by 150%.

    Deputy Director of Chiang Mai Zoo Ms Jaruwan Chingchai revealed that after three months of the little panda’s birth, the ticket income for seeing pandas increased by 151.78% from the first quarter of this year, while the number of tourists increased by 70.09% from the first quarter. The entrance ticket income increased by 39.75%, which did not include the special price ticket. (More …)

  • Tom 6:35 pm on September 1, 2009 Permalink
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    Lin Ping can recognize its name now 

    Lin Ping panda name in Thailand

    Lin Ping can now recognize its acquired name and respond accordingly.

    Head of panda research in Thailand, Mr.Prasertsak Boontrakoonpoontavee, said that panda Lin Ping could recognized its name. After the staff called its name, the panda would respond by moving its ears and turning its face to the voice both on the right and on the left. It started to crawl to the staff when called, but its mother Lin Hui was still concerned and did not allow the little panda to be too far from her. (More …)

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