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Baby joy for Chiang Mai zoo


Baby joy for Chiang Mai zoo

The greater kudu calf, right, seen recently at Chiang Mai Night Safari. (Photo © Chiang Mai Night Safari)

Chiang Mai Night Safari has introduced a new member, a newborn greater kudu.

Born on April 18, the calf is the ninth member of the zoo’s greater kudu family. It is raised by its mother in the savanna safari zone.

Originated in Africa, the greater kudu is a large antelope. It has white stripes on the body and white hair between the eyes. The size can reach 100-150cm at the shoulder and weigh in the range of 170-315kg.

The male greater kudu when mature will have long spiral horns which can grow 120-180cm. The lifespan is up to 23 years in captivity.

Although the zoo is temporarily closed until Monday, you can visit its stream at facebook.com/chiangmainightsafarifanclub or on TikTok @chiangmainightsafari.

Samui Regatta postponed

Samui Regatta has been postponed from the fourth week of May to the third quarter of this year due to the latest Covid-19 restrictions.

The seven-day yacht race has been organised annually by Regattas Asia since 2002 and is supported by both private and public organisations including the Yacht Racing Association of Thailand, the Sports Authority of Thailand and Surat Thani province. The event will mark its 19th anniversary this year.

Online registration is scheduled for August.

For event updates, visit samuiregatta.com or facebook.com/SamuiRegatta.

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