), formerly known as Siam (Thai: สยาม; rtgs: Sayam), is a country at the centre of the Indochinese peninsula in Mainland Southeast Asia. It is bordered to the north by Myanmar and Laos, to the east by Laos and Cambodia, to the south by the Gulf of Thailand and Malaysia, and to the west by the Andaman Sea and the southern extremity of Myanmar. Its maritime boundaries include Vietnam in the Gulf of Thailand to the southeast, and Indonesia and India on the Andaman Sea to the southwest.

Thailand is governed by the National Council for Peace and Order that took power in the May 2014 coup d'état.Its monarchy is headed by King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who has reigned since 1946 as Rama IX, as he is the ninth monarch of the Chakri Dynasty. He is currently the world's longest-serving head of state and the country's longest-reigning monarch; he has reigned for 69 years, 250 days.


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How 'tiger farms' have turned a wild animal into a species worth more dead than alive

The Conversation 24 Feb 2021
Good riddance to Thailand's infamous 'tiger temple'. I witnessed this first hand over several visits to one tiger “zoo” in Thailand, near the tourist city of Pattaya, which when I visited had employed some bizarre tactics to maximise the entertainment value of the animals ... Pigs dressed as tigers, Thailand.

Bears beg tourists for food at Thai zoo declared 'hell on Earth for animals' where ...

The Daily Mail 18 Feb 2021
A notorious Thai zoo has sparked concern for the health of its animals after it reopened to visitors following the Covid lockdown ... Regular visitors believe the zoo failed to keep its animals well fed and looked after during lockdown because it was not making money ... Crocodiles swimming in algae-infested waters at the zoo in Thailand's capital.

‘A monster we left in the corner’: The endurance of Asia’s tiger trade and the ...

The Independent 16 Feb 2021
Boosted by seemingly-insatiable demand from Vietnam and China and managed by criminals based in Laos and Thailand, the stress on tiger populations is so severe that lion parts, relatively easier to obtain in Africa, are used as an ersatz product to satisfy the market.

Terrifying moment angered wild elephant charges at wildlife officers after wandering into Thai village to ...

The Daily Mail 26 Jan 2021
An estimated 2,000 elephants are living in the wild in Thailand and a similar number in captivity, where they live in sanctuaries, zoos or work privately for hire. An estimated 2,000 elephants are living in the wild in Thailand and a similar number in captivity, where they live in ...

Easier to buy a tiger than adopt a dog in parts of the US, documentary says

Irish Independent 15 Jan 2021
It featured eccentric zoo owner Joe Exotic, who kept dozens of animals ... Bangkok, Thailand- Mariana van Zeller visits a tiger zoo in the outskirts of Bangkok, Thailand.

Cher tries to rehome gorilla held in captivity at Thailand shopping mall for 30 years

TVNZ 21 Dec 2020
American singer Cher has called for a gorilla who has spent 30 years living in a zoo above a shopping centre in Thailand to be rehomed ... The gorilla is homed at Pata Zoo which is spread across two floors at a shopping mall in Bangkok and is home to a variety of animals including birds, reptiles and apes.

Asia Today: Seoul area curbing public gatherings

The Joplin Globe 21 Dec 2020
City-operated parks and zoos will also be closed until Jan ...Thailand’s total number of confirmed coronavirus cases surged past 5,000 on Monday as hundreds of migrant workers tested positive, posing a major challenge for the authorities. Thailand has been one of several Southeast Asian countries that were faring relatively unscathed by the pandemic.

Cher calls for a Thai zoo to rehome a sad, single female gorilla who has lived in a cage at a shopping mall for 30 years

The Times of India 12 Dec 2020
Cher has called for a gorilla named Bua Noi who has spent over 30 years living above a shopping mall in Thailand to be rehomed.Pata Zoo is located on the 6th and 7th floors of the Pata Pinklao Department Store in Bangkok and is where Bua Noi has spent her life in ...

Cher turns attention to mall gorilla after freeing 'world's loneliest elephant'

The Guardian 11 Dec 2020
Bua Noi, a female gorilla, was first brought to Thailand in 1988, and has spent almost all of her life in an ...

Cher pleas for Thailand's Pata Zoo to rehome a gorilla after 30 years living above ...

TheNewsHOOK 11 Dec 2020
Cher pleas for Thailand's Pata Zoo to rehome a gorilla after 30 years living above shopping center ....

Cher saved the world's loneliest elephant. Can she free Thailand's last gorilla?

Canada Dot Com 11 Dec 2020
First she freed the world’s loneliest elephant from a grim and lonely life inside a Pakistani zoo ... Pata Zoo, ... Can she free Thailand's last gorilla? Back to video.

After helping relocate world's loneliest elephant, Cher seeks to save Bua Noi, Thailand's last gorilla

Yahoo Daily News 11 Dec 2020
According to animal rights group PETA Asia, Bua Noi was captured as a baby and taken to Pata Zoo, a small rooftop zoo, which has imprisoned animals in "abysmal conditions" since the 1980s, while numerous of the establishment on TripAdvisor refer to the zoo as an "animal hell," reported Washington Post.

Thai artist finds inspiration in political protests

The Independent 09 Dec 2020
Art portraying French revolutionaries replaced with cartoon cats and birds might not be controversial in many countries, but it is a potentially touchy subject for Thailand's monarchy ... Beheaded tiger found at private zoo raided by authorities in Thailand. Thailand protesters face draconian charges of insulting the monarchy.