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Dusit Zoo Relocation to Pathum Thani

Dusit Zoo Relocation to Pathum Thani

The AGENCIES in charge of Dusit Zoo in Bangkok yesterday confirmed that there is a plan to move the zoo to another site in Pathum Thani province, but refused to divulge details or make any comments.

His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn on Thursday granted the deed for 300-rai plot in the Klong Hok area of Pathum Thani’s Thanya Buri district, to be used for the new zoo and the new head office of the Zoological Organisation of Thailand.

Natural Resources and Environment Minister General Surasak Karnjanarat received the deed from HM the King during an audience granted to Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha and senior government officials at the Amporn Sathan Hall inside Dusit Palace.

HM the King handed out nine land title deeds to the attending officials. Dusit Zoo is the nation’s oldest zoo and has always been a major attraction for Bangkok residents, young and old.

The Nation sought confirmation on the relocation plan from Natural Resources and Environment Ministry spokesman Pralong Dumrongthai and Zoological Park Organisation director-general Benjapol Nakprasert.

Pralong confirmed the existence of the plan, but said it was an internal matter of Zoological Park Organisation, a state enterprise, and the ministry could not discuss it.  Source: Asia Nation