Safari World in Bangkok reopens to visitors under Covid-19 restrictions

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After over six months of not operating due to Covid-19 situation, Bangkok’s Safari World reopened to visitors on Saturday (Oct 9). 

Rit Kiewrucha, managing director of Safari World Plc., said that the park employed Covid-19 preventive measures for the safety of all visitors.

“We have installed thermal scanners and alcohol hand sanitizers at entrances of each zone, while the animal show areas have reduced visitors to only 2,000 per round (from original 5,000 per round), to maintain social distancing practice,” he said.

“Furthermore, all employees of the park have been vaccinated at two doses and received antigen testing before coming to work,” he added.

According to Rit as reported by The Nation, over 80 percent of the park’s customers before the pandemic were foreign tourists.“Due to global travel restrictions, we have to adjust our strategies to attract domestic travelers, including opening an outdoor photo studio where visitors can take pictures with their favorite animals such as tiger cubs, birds, camels, and giraffes,” he added.

Opened in 1988, Safari World consists of two parks named Marine Park and Safari Park. It has a total area of 480 acres (190 ha) for its open zoo and 180 acres (73 ha) for its bird park. More than 1,000 people work at the park to look after over 50,000 animals such as elephants, impalas, zebras, lions, tigers, and different varieties of birds to name a few.

Animal shows at Marine Park are now opening only on Friday, weekends, and holidays, while the Safari Park opens daily from 9am to 5pm.

Source: The Nation
Photo: Safari World Fb page

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