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Zoo that recalled old Bangkok soon just a memory

Updated : October 01, 2018 03:19 PM IST

Bangkok's 80-year-old Dusit Zoo has the kind of old-fashioned charm that creates family memories in a global capital chock-a-block with shiny shopping malls.The zoo itself will soon be just a memory. The entry gates shut for the last time Sunday, and more than 1,200 animals will be moved around the country until a more spacious facility is built in Bangkok's northern suburbs.Visitors over the years could ride a paddle boat with a sweetheart or join the youngsters on the zoo's small train, shouting the names of the animals as the rail cars rolled by the enclosures.

Schoolchildren from Thailand's southern province of Pattani province are greeted by visiting Kenyan performers at Dusit Zoo Bangkok, Thailand. Dusit Zoo, housed in what was once part of a royal estate belonging to the Thai monarch will relocate to a new location in a land granted by King Vajiralongkorn, Thai government announced. Photo Credit-AP
Schoolchildren from Thailand's southern province of Pattani province are greeted by visiting Kenyan performers at Dusit Zoo Bangkok, Thailand. Dusit Zoo, housed in what was once part of a royal estate belonging to the Thai monarch will relocate to a new location in a land granted by King Vajiralongkorn, Thai government announced. Photo Credit-AP
A White Bengal tiger stretches as it yawns at Dusit Zoo in Bangkok. Bangkok’s 80-year-old Dusit Zoo has the kind of old-fashioned charm that creates family memories in a global capital chock-a-block with shiny shopping malls. The zoo itself will soon be just a memory. The entry gates shut for the last time Sunday, Sept. 30, and more than 1,200 animals will be moved around the country until a more spacious facility is built in Bangkok's northern suburbs. Photo Credit-AP
A White Bengal tiger stretches as it yawns at Dusit Zoo in Bangkok. Bangkok’s 80-year-old Dusit Zoo has the kind of old-fashioned charm that creates family memories in a global capital chock-a-block with shiny shopping malls. The zoo itself will soon be just a memory. The entry gates shut for the last time Sunday, Sept. 30, and more than 1,200 animals will be moved around the country until a more spacious facility is built in Bangkok's northern suburbs. Photo Credit-AP
A child poses for a picture standing next to female hippopotamus named Mali at the Dusit Zoo in Bangkok, Thailand. Mali has given birth to 14 offspring and is the oldest hippo in Thailand. During the hot summer days, she naps most the time in her enclosure from which she is separated from visitors by tempered see-through glass. Photo Credit-AP
A child poses for a picture standing next to female hippopotamus named Mali at the Dusit Zoo in Bangkok, Thailand. Mali has given birth to 14 offspring and is the oldest hippo in Thailand. During the hot summer days, she naps most the time in her enclosure from which she is separated from visitors by tempered see-through glass. Photo Credit-AP
A woman poses for a picture with a hippopotamus with a wide-open mouth at the Dusit Zoo in Bangkok, Thailand. After in operation for 80 years, Dusit zoo will be closed permanently from September 30, 2018. Its more than 1,000 animals are to be sent to other zoos around the country till a new facility being constructed in north of the capital in Pathum Thani province. Photo Credit-AP
A woman poses for a picture with a hippopotamus with a wide-open mouth at the Dusit Zoo in Bangkok, Thailand. After in operation for 80 years, Dusit zoo will be closed permanently from September 30, 2018. Its more than 1,000 animals are to be sent to other zoos around the country till a new facility being constructed in north of the capital in Pathum Thani province. Photo Credit-AP
Visitors paddle boats in a lake at Dusit Zoo, as the Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall in Bangkok, Thailand, looms over them in the background. Bangkok’s 80-year-old Dusit Zoo has the kind of old-fashioned charm that creates family memories in a global capital chock-a-block with shiny shopping malls. The zoo itself will soon be just a memory. The entry gates shut for the last time Sunday, Sept. 30, and more than 1,200 animals will be moved around the country until a more spacious facility is built in Bangkok's northern suburbs. Photo Credit-AP
Visitors paddle boats in a lake at Dusit Zoo, as the Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall in Bangkok, Thailand, looms over them in the background. Bangkok’s 80-year-old Dusit Zoo has the kind of old-fashioned charm that creates family memories in a global capital chock-a-block with shiny shopping malls. The zoo itself will soon be just a memory. The entry gates shut for the last time Sunday, Sept. 30, and more than 1,200 animals will be moved around the country until a more spacious facility is built in Bangkok's northern suburbs. Photo Credit-AP
Photo spectators applaud as a seal performs during a show at Dusit Zoo in Bangkok, Thailand. Bangkok’s 80-year-old Dusit Zoo has the kind of old-fashioned charm that creates family memories in a global capital chock-a-block with shiny shopping malls. The zoo itself will soon be just a memory. The entry gates shut for the last time Sunday, Sept. 30, and more than 1,200 animals will be moved around the country until a more spacious facility is built in Bangkok's northern suburbs. Photo Credit-AP
Photo spectators applaud as a seal performs during a show at Dusit Zoo in Bangkok, Thailand. Bangkok’s 80-year-old Dusit Zoo has the kind of old-fashioned charm that creates family memories in a global capital chock-a-block with shiny shopping malls. The zoo itself will soon be just a memory. The entry gates shut for the last time Sunday, Sept. 30, and more than 1,200 animals will be moved around the country until a more spacious facility is built in Bangkok's northern suburbs. Photo Credit-AP
A Malayan Sun bear unsuccessfully tries to catch a banana tossed by a zoo-keeper at the Dusit Zoo in Bangkok, Thailand. Bangkok’s 80-year-old Dusit Zoo has the kind of old-fashioned charm that creates family memories in a global capital chock-a-block with shiny shopping malls. The zoo itself will soon be just a memory. The entry gates shut for the last time Sunday, Sept. 30, and more than 1,200 animals will be moved around the country until a more spacious facility is built in Bangkok's northern suburbs.Photo Credit-AP
A Malayan Sun bear unsuccessfully tries to catch a banana tossed by a zoo-keeper at the Dusit Zoo in Bangkok, Thailand. Bangkok’s 80-year-old Dusit Zoo has the kind of old-fashioned charm that creates family memories in a global capital chock-a-block with shiny shopping malls. The zoo itself will soon be just a memory. The entry gates shut for the last time Sunday, Sept. 30, and more than 1,200 animals will be moved around the country until a more spacious facility is built in Bangkok's northern suburbs.Photo Credit-AP
A Thai university student laughs as she poses for a picture at an ATM, with a facade in the shape of an elephant at Dusit Zoo Bangkok, Thailand. Bangkok’s 80-year-old Dusit Zoo has the kind of old-fashioned charm that creates family memories in a global capital chock-a-block with shiny shopping malls. The zoo itself will soon be just a memory. The entry gates shut for the last time Sunday, Sept. 30, and more than 1,200 animals will be moved around the country until a more spacious facility is built in Bangkok's northern suburbs. Photo Credit-AP
A Thai university student laughs as she poses for a picture at an ATM, with a facade in the shape of an elephant at Dusit Zoo Bangkok, Thailand. Bangkok’s 80-year-old Dusit Zoo has the kind of old-fashioned charm that creates family memories in a global capital chock-a-block with shiny shopping malls. The zoo itself will soon be just a memory. The entry gates shut for the last time Sunday, Sept. 30, and more than 1,200 animals will be moved around the country until a more spacious facility is built in Bangkok's northern suburbs. Photo Credit-AP
A man poses for a photo at the entrance to an old air-raid shelter, at the Dusit Zoo in Bangkok, Thailand. Air raid shelters were built in public spaces during the World War II. After the war was ended, most the shelters were removed but the air-raid shelter located at Dusit zoo was renovated and kept for public viewing. Photo Credit-AP
A man poses for a photo at the entrance to an old air-raid shelter, at the Dusit Zoo in Bangkok, Thailand. Air raid shelters were built in public spaces during the World War II. After the war was ended, most the shelters were removed but the air-raid shelter located at Dusit zoo was renovated and kept for public viewing. Photo Credit-AP
A Thai family of four take a picture of their waving hands at an exit gate of Dusit Zoo in Bangkok, Thailand. After in operation for 80 years, Dusit zoo will be closed permanently from Sept. 30, 2018. The zoo originally was a botanical garden for the royals residing in a nearby palace. The gardens were converted to a public park after Thailand became a constitutional monarchy in 1932 and then became the Dusit Zoo in March 1938. During World War II, an air raid shelter was built there.Photo Credit-AP
A Thai family of four take a picture of their waving hands at an exit gate of Dusit Zoo in Bangkok, Thailand. After in operation for 80 years, Dusit zoo will be closed permanently from Sept. 30, 2018. The zoo originally was a botanical garden for the royals residing in a nearby palace. The gardens were converted to a public park after Thailand became a constitutional monarchy in 1932 and then became the Dusit Zoo in March 1938. During World War II, an air raid shelter was built there.Photo Credit-AP
A bird flies over a sculpture of a deer fixed atop the boundary fence of Dusit Zoo as the Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall looms over in the background in Bangkok, Thailand. Bangkok’s 80-year-old Dusit Zoo has the kind of old-fashioned charm that creates family memories in a global capital chock-a-block with shiny shopping malls. The zoo itself will soon be just a memory. The entry gates shut for the last time Sunday, Sept. 30, and more than 1,200 animals will be moved around the country until a more spacious facility is built in Bangkok's northern suburbs.Photo Credit-AP
A bird flies over a sculpture of a deer fixed atop the boundary fence of Dusit Zoo as the Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall looms over in the background in Bangkok, Thailand. Bangkok’s 80-year-old Dusit Zoo has the kind of old-fashioned charm that creates family memories in a global capital chock-a-block with shiny shopping malls. The zoo itself will soon be just a memory. The entry gates shut for the last time Sunday, Sept. 30, and more than 1,200 animals will be moved around the country until a more spacious facility is built in Bangkok's northern suburbs.Photo Credit-AP
A seal swims close to an aquarium glass as visitors gather for a closer look following a Seal show at the Dusit Zoo in Bangkok, Thailand. After in operation for 80 years, Dusit zoo will be closed permanently from September 30, 2018. Its more than 1,000 animals are to be sent to other zoos around the country till a new facility being constructed north of the capital in Pathum Thani province. Photo Credit-AP
A seal swims close to an aquarium glass as visitors gather for a closer look following a Seal show at the Dusit Zoo in Bangkok, Thailand. After in operation for 80 years, Dusit zoo will be closed permanently from September 30, 2018. Its more than 1,000 animals are to be sent to other zoos around the country till a new facility being constructed north of the capital in Pathum Thani province. Photo Credit-AP
Published : October 01, 2018 03:18 PM IST
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