CityNews – 31st March 2020, the Chiang Mai Zoo steps in to support the Zoo Aquarium, which is a private enterprise.
“We don’t want even one fish to die,” said the deputy head of the Zoological Department. “We live amongst animals, we make merit, we can’t allow them to die. We have to discuss how to solve this.”
Following recent orders to close down all zoos, the deputy head travelled to Chiang Mai to talk to Marine Scape (Thailand) the company behind the Zoo Aquarium which had previously said it was unable to care for the fish following orders due to financial constraint.
It was agreed that the Zoological Department will cover the basic costs of the company such as electricity, fish food and personnel including all systems to run the aquarium. The Chiang Mai Zoo will step in to care for the fish and also to negotiate with the electrical department over costs.