Thai zoo animals turn to music for entertainment

Thai zoo animals get treated to music shows

Location: Khao Kheow Open Zoo, Thailand

11-year-old Seenlada Supat plays popular Thai songs

to entertain the lemurs, meerkats and zebras

(SOUNDBITE) (Thai) 11-YEAR-OLD STUDENT VOLUNTEER, SEENLADA SUPAT, SAYING:"I'm playing music to soothe the animals to help them feel relaxed and accompany them so that they are not too lonely."

The zoo has seen a 70% fall in visitors due to lockdown

It hopes to make live music shows a weekly event

(SOUNDBITE) (Thai) KHAO KHEOW OPEN ZOO DIRECTOR, TAWIN RATTANAWONGSAWAT, SAYING:"After the volunteer students came over to play music, we noticed that the animals were reacting towards that, they became curious while others appear to be enjoying the music."

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