The director of Chiang Mai Zoo, Wuthichai Muangman along with the vice president of Maejo University, Dr. Weerapong Thongma channeled Superman and Ironman as they donned the superhero outfits and sprayed silvernano disinfectant in many areas of the Chiang Mai Zoo in a bid to reassure the public of the zoo’s commitment to health and safety.
Silvernano is made up of silver nanoparticles which serve as antibacterial and antifungal agents for industrial purposes. According to Assoc. Prof. Dr. Rapeephun Dangtungee of Maejo University’s International College who developed an inexpensive version of this technology, only those who are allergic to wearing silver may have a side effect, otherwise there is no harmful effect caused to animals or humans. The disinfectant also lasts anywhere between 7-14 days.
Maejo University has given the zoo 200 litres of this disinfectant and zoo officials say that it will be a great help in reassuring the public of the zoo’s commitment to safety for all of its 3,000 animals and many more visitors who come annually.