Eggs World in Safari World Bangkok Thailand
Whereas parts of Safari World in Bangkok Thailand is locked away in the the last century as far as zoos go it does have a few exhibits which let it stand out over and above the rest.
One such of these is Eggs World. Eggs World claims to be the 'Worlds One And Only'. This is probably true. As such there are no others to compare the exhibit to. That said it is extremely doubtful that anyone could do it better. It is a fantastic exhibit.
One enters Eggs World along a planted covered walkway. The entrance is supervised. I would imagine that they would not let ice cream or eating inside.
Inside there are some very clever exhibits and some preserved birds. Happily the taxidermist knew what he/she was doing. Makes a change from many zoo taxidermy specimens I have seen. Those at Kuala Lumpur Bird Park immediately springs to mind. The preserved Ostrich here in Eggs World is actually in better condition than the living specimens in the Safari section of Safari World. There, all of them are having their feathers eaten by the Giraffes.
Entrance to Eggs World
World's One and Only
A Worthy Aim
Equipment for Ringing and Feeding
One of the first things which will strike visitors to Eggs World is the cleanliness. There is no 'birdy' smell. All the incubation and chick rearing is being done behind glass. In the era of 'Bird Flu' this is an obvious precaution from both directions. On the other side of the glass it is positively, but tastefully, clinical. Staff working there are all gowned up and masked.
Similar exhibits rarely show the equipment used. Here they make a point of displaying it and it makes the visit that much more interesting.
Hatchlings in incubators
Bigger Chicks in Temperature Controlled Brooder Boxes
Egg related displays - Factoid style
One of many graphics
Slightly Macabre but fascinating display of Bird Skeletons
All the displays have been put together by an expert. The visitor is drawn along wanting to learn more. There is not a mass of reading to do. It is short interesting factoids. Enough to stimulate but not bore.
Education officers from zoos around the world would learn much from a visit here.
Somewhere to Sit
Well Worth a Visit
Eggs World shoots straight into my top ten of zoo exhibits I have seen anywhere. A definite 'must' for anyone with a zoo interest visiting Bangkok.
Zoo News Digest
Follow news and views of zoos at Zoo News Digest
More by this Author
It might surprise some people to learn that there are poisonous birds. They are a relatively recent scientific discovery but long recognised as such by the people of Papua, New Guinea where most of them come from. Note...
Pinioning. With a few species specific exceptions birds were meant to fly. I don’t believe that there is anyone who would argue with that. At the same time though it could be said that they do not have to fly....
The difference between a good and a bad zoo is not black and white. The article describes a personal zoo journey and raises issues for people to think about.