Thailand (/ˈtaɪlænd/TY-land or /ˈtaɪlənd/TY-lənd;Thai:ประเทศไทย, rtgs:Prathet Thai), officially the Kingdom of Thailand (Thai:ราชอาณาจักรไทย, rtgs:Ratcha-anachak Thai; IPA:[râːt.tɕʰá.ʔāː.nāː.tɕàk tʰāj]), 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.
The 2012 FIFA Futsal World Cup was the 7th FIFA Futsal World Cup, an international futsal tournament that took place from 1–18 November 2012 in Thailand. An extra four teams (increase to 24 from 20 at the 2008 event in Brazil) were competing at this World Cup.
Brazil defended their title, winning it for the fifth time, by defeating Spain in a rematch of the 2008 final 3–2 after extra time.
The host nation, Thailand, qualified automatically.
The matches were originally due to take place across four venues. Due to construction delays and failure to meet the security requirement, early matches scheduled at the Bangkok Futsal Arena were moved to the Hua Mark Indoor Stadium. After the final inspection on 5 November, FIFA announced that the Bangkok Futsal Arena had not sufficiently met the criteria. The two quarter-final matches would be played at Nimibutr Stadium, while Hua Mark Indoor Stadium would host the semifinals and the final.
Black market. A report by the global animal rights charity Four Paws showed that 452 live tigers and tiger parts were exported from South Africa from 2011-2020, mostly to zoos. It cited among top buyers of live tigers Vietnam, China and Thailand, where there is "high demand for tiger parts used in traditional medicine and luxury items" ... .
The 33-year-old gorilla has been stuck at the controversial Pata Zoo in Thailand for more 30 years ... Thailand's environment minister had said he wanted 33-year-old Bua Noi moved from a filthy supermarket zoo to a sanctuary. Bua Noi has lived on concrete floors without daylight or nature for more than 30 years in Thailand. more videos. 1 2 3. Watch video.
A 19-year-old partially blind tiger named Rambo looks on from inside a cage on a truck, after being rescued by a team of veterinarians and WildlifeFriendsFoundation staff from a bankrupted Phuket Zoo, which was forced to shut down after the COVID-19 crisis and the lack of tourism in Phuket, Thailand.
An endangered Malayan tapir has been born at a UK zoo, in what the zoo said was an “important moment” for conservation. The female calf, which zookeepers have named Nessa, was born weighing 9kg on Wednesday at Chester zoo, one of only two places in the country to keep tapirs, a species related to the horse and the rhinoceros.
A rare Malayan tapir, a species which is related to both the horse and the rhinoceros, has been born at Chester Zoo ... The zoo said the "highly significant" arrival, after a 13-month pregnancy, was an "important moment" for conservation of the endangered species.
Bua Noi, which translates as LittleLotus, has lived alone for much of her 30-plus years on the seventh floor of a desolate city centre shopping complex at Thailand’s family-owned Pata Zoo ...Gillian Anderson joined the outcry, calling for the zoo to be closed ... Flamingoes roam around at Pata zoo, housed inside a shopping mall in Bangkok, Thailand.
Authorities in Thailand have failed to free an aging gorilla that has been kept in a zoo atop a high-rise mall for 33 years, as the owner is refusing to sell the animal for less than $780,000... The gorilla has spent more than 30 years in a cage at Pata Zoo on the seventh floor of a shopping center in Bangkok, Thailand.
The owner of the Pata Zoo in Thailand has refused to release the female gorilla Bua Noi, who has been caged in a high-rise mall for 33 years. Bua Noi, whose name means “LittleLotus,” has been locked in a 20-by-10-meter cage for more than 30 years in a zoo located in Bangkok’s oldest shopping mall, Pata PinklaoDepartment Store.