Animals World in Phuket - Zoos and Animal Shows

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For the animal lover there is a lot to see and learn on Phuket, Thailand, from butterflies to snakes and crocodiles. Here are some locations you should visit while on Phuket.
Phuket Butterfly Garden & Insect World
Phuket Butterfly Garden & Insec World
Phuket Butterfly Garden
Location: Amphoe Muang
On display is a wide range of Magnificent Butterflies, a colourful tropical garden and houses of abundant insects... Locate in Phuket town at a district called Samkong. You can find the home of butterflies set in a natural rainforest. A trip to the Phuket Butterfly Garden & Insectariums will give you an experience with nature that you'll never forget. An educational journey through the rainforest & a trip into paradise. Great for all ages. Read more...

Entrance Fee : Adult 300 Baht, Children (Between4-10 yrs) 200 Baht, Infant (below 4 yrs) Free
Opening Hours: Daily from 09.00 am. - 05.30 pm.
Tel. 0 7621 0861, 0 7652 3609
Phuket Aquarium (And Phuket Institute of Marine Biology & Research Centre)
Location: Amphoe Muang
More than one hundred species of sea life are on display at the aquarium, Phuket Aquriums
Phuket Aquarium
many of them taken from the water around Phuket. The aquarium is located at Cape Panwa, on the island's extreme southeast; admission is 50 Baht for children and 100 Baht for adults. Read more...

Getting There: A Songtaew (local bus) can be taken from the Fresh Market.
Opening Hours: Daily from 08.30 am. – 04.00 pm.
Tel. 0 7639 1126

Kha Phra Thaew (Wildlife Conservation Development and Extension Center)
Location: Amphoe Talang
Wildlife Conservation Development and Extension Center 22.28 square kilometers of virgin forest are covered by this park, which also actively conserves a number of wild animals; they would otherwise be extinct in fast-growing Phuket. It is a center for study of the environment. Forest vegetation is spectacular : Giant trees supported by huge buttresses are thick with creepers and climbers of every description.

One species of palm found, the Governor's Palm or White Back Palm (palm lang khao in Thai) is especially rare. Languor, barking deer, mouse deer, deer, bear, wild boar, monkeys, gibbons, and many species of birds inhabit the forest. Khao Phra Thaew serves also as one of Phuket's most important water sources.
Also located in the park is:
Gibbon Rehabilitation Center
The Gibbon Rehabilitation Center is a center of saving many kinds of rare gibbons. You will find the center if you head out of Phuket Town towards the airport and turn right at the Heroines monument. The Gibbon Rehabilitation Project (GRP) is a research division of the Wild Animal Rescue Foundation of Thailand (WAR) working in co-operation with the Royal Thai Forest Department (RFD). It was established in Phuket in January 1990, with the support of the RFD, by the organization Asia Wildlife.

It is a project dedicated to help return domesticated gibbons to the wild. The GRP became the research arm of WAR in 1994. It is currently the only Gibbon Rehabilitation Project in the world. Read more...

Phuket Zoo
Location: Amphoe Muang
South of Phuket town on Soi Phalai, on the east side of Phuket island, you can find Phuket Zoo. It's area covers 62 rai and is a fun place to see a large collection of animal and reptiles such as lovely rabbits, 60 kinds of birds, more that 100 kinds of butterflies and more than 6,000 crocodiles.
In addition, animal performances such as clever elephants and monkeys make visitors enjoyed and amazed. Meanwhile, those get the exhilarated and exiting feeling in fighting between men and crocodiles without weapon.
Opening Hours: Daily from 8:30 am. - 6:00 pm.

Show Times:
- Monkey Show
- Crocodile Show
- Elephant Show
- Butterfly Garden
09:00 am., 12:00 am., 2:30 pm., 4:45 pm.
9:30 am., 12:45 am., 3:15pm, 5:30 pm.
10:30 am., 1:30 pm., 4:00 pm.
9:00 am. - 17:30 pm.
Phuket Zoo Monkey, Elephent and Butterfly Garden
Snake Farm and Cobra Shows
Location: Amphoe Muang
 - Phuket Snake Farm
At the snake farm, just like in a zoo, you will get a general idea of how many different kinds of these boneless creatures that exist. A man will show different snakes and a woman will in her best English explain the effects of the venoms. You also will get the chance to pet a living cobra and have a very close look at its teeth.

The best cobra show you can find is "King cobra" show, located in the Phuket shooting range compound. The show also provides knowledge about how to react when you find snakes.

Show times: Daily from 10:00 am., 12:00 am., 14:00 pm., 16:00 pm., 14:00 pm.
Tel. 0 7638 1667-8

- Kinnaree House
Before visiting us you might think that snakes are slimy slippery cold. After your visit at Phuket cobra show and snake farm you may love them or least have learned that snake do not deserve a reputation as killers but as adorable wonders of nature. Take the chance to hold or get near these often misunderstood creatures. The show is both educate on at and entertaining. Entrance Fee: Adult 300 Baht, Children 200 Baht
Open: daily from 09:00 am. - 18:00 pm.
Show times: Daily from 10:00 am., 12:00 am., 13:00 pm., 15:00 pm., 17:00 pm.
Phuket Monkey School
Location: Amphoe Muang
Trained monkeys show of their skills such as picking coconuts, diving, basketball playing and counting. Monkeys have been an integral part of the workforce in Thailand since time immemorial not just because they are paid in peanuts. These friendly little creatures can be seen in the South of the country, scrambling up the trunks of coconut trees and throwing to their masters on the ground below.
Recognizing both the intelligence and comedic value of the monkey, enterprising Thais have long-since established monkey schools throughout the kingdom for the entertainment Thais and foreign visitors alike.
A monkey show is a sure-fire way to get your kids to squeal with delight, if only for an hour. During the 30 minute presentation, the little furry primates perform human tasks like riding a tricycle, exercising, hawking trinkets, playing catch, and swimming. They also show off their original trick: picking coconuts. Plenty of monkey-on-your-shoulder audience participation and mild scatological humour that kids and, admit it, adults love. After the show, feed the performers bananas - of course - and make the most of the final photos.

Entrance Fee: Adult 300 Baht, Children 200 Baht
Show times: Daily from 10:00 am., 11:00 am., 13:00pm.,14:00 pm., 16:00 pm.
Crocodile World & Elephant Land
Location: Amphoe Muang
At Phuket Town. A tropical garden showing elephants, crocodiles, alligators birds and snakes.
Located at Chana Charoen Road
Daily shows in the morning and afternoon. Open daily 9 am. - 6 pm.