At 8 am, we left for Chiang Mai Zoo. We must have been the earliest there. There wasn't anyone at the ticket booth yet.
The zoo was a huge place and it wasn't possible to see just by walking as certain places are quite hilly. One can choose to board a tram or a monorail. We sat on a tram.
|The trams here are beautifully decorated with lovely paintings of animals.|
During our visit there, we only got to see the baby panda bear. Its parents had gone for a check-up that morning, and weren't at their enclosure.
|I love the wooden and natural panda bear playground. Wish I can have this playground at home for the boys.|
|The home of the daddy and mummy panda.|
|There was even a playground in the zoo.|
|The seal show was short but fascinating. The seals could even dive into the water to collect paper money thrown into the water by the visitors.|
|People are allowed to feed the penguins for a fee. They need to wear the boots provided, wash their hands and wear gloves, before holding the fish.|
The final presentation that we attended was the "Multi Aminal Presentation". The presentation started with 3 little pink pigs running up sides of the steps, around to the back (around the audience, really) and running down the steps back to the performance area. Then they jumped hurdles and through hoops.
|Even the pigs could put up a performance.|
|Then these bearcats, came up balancing on the pole, near the audience who were seated below.|
|We took pictures with these macaws after the show.|
For lunch, our tour guide brought us to Khum Khantoke restaurant.