Colors of Peuan Deratcharn

April 06, 2020  •  1 Comment

Nearly two decades later and this establishment still has a very special place in my heart. Peuan Deratcharn is not just a mini zoo. Back in the day, the company I worked for had designed this place and, after construction was complete, had an office space there. This meant that I got to show up to a work place that was surrounded by lush greenery, wonderful and interesting animal species and I also got enjoy lunches/dinner at the darling little jungle themed restaurant they used to operate (sadly, the restaurant is no more). Most of the animals cared for now have either been given up by their owners or are confiscated animals brought in by authorities. Today, the mini zoo is still opened to the public, free of charge. It also currently serves as the office for Wildlife Fund Thailand.

When Evan was younger, I would take him to visit Peuan Deratcharn every trip we made back to Thailand. Evan, for some reason, became attached to a tortoise there and while we were planning our trip back earlier this year, he was very specific about wanting to go back to see his tortoise friend. His wish came true.

The owner and his team are wonderful human beings who've always treated me like family. They've always been very supportive of my professional life and were there for happy/sad moments in my personal life. Every time I return to Thailand they always make time to see me. I feel lucky to know them and will always be grateful for all the memories I have and for all the memories that Evan now has too.


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