Dusit Zoo in Thailand

Dusit Zoo

Local name Khao Din Wana

Last elephant left2028
Closed down2028
Address 71 Rama V Road, Dusit
Place Dusit, Bangkok
Country Thailand
Website Website

Directors-2018: Pitak Unson (director)

Key People


Elephant department

Head keepers
of elephants

Elephant keepers
Record history
History of updates2024-02-18

Latest document update2024-02-18 14:52:07
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Dusit Zoo, located at 71 Rama V Road, Dusit, in Dusit, Bangkok, Thailand , was founded in 1938. The last elephant left in 2028. Dusit Zoo closed down in 2028.

Living elephants

At the Dusit Zoo lives 2 elephants with records in this database: (detail list)
  1. unknown
  2. unknown

Comments / pictures was the first zoo to be built in Thailand. King Rama VIII opened the facility to the public in 1938

Dusit Zoo, popularly known as Khao Din Wana, was built by King Rama V and was originally a private garden with wild deer from Java.

King Rama V, opened to the public in 1938. It has an area of 47 acres which includes 12 acres of lakes.

2018: On Aug 31, the 80-year-old national institution will shut its gates for good. Its 1,000-plus animals will be relocated temporarily to six public zoos for three years until the construction of a new zoo. Before closing in 2018, Dusit Zoo relocated its own elephants, but rented 3 elephants from Ayutthaya royal kraal. The previous bullcage and enclosure is used by camels.

References for records about Dusit Zoo

Recommended Citation

Koehl, Dan (2024). Dusit Zoo, Elephant Encyclopedia. Available online at https://www.elephant.se/location2.php?location_id=563. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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