Khao Kheow open zoo celebrates the first birthday for hippo ‘Moo Wan’

Si Racha –

The Pattaya News wishes a very happy birthday to the young hippo ‘Moo Wan’ who turned one-year-old yesterday (January 13th).

Mr. Taewin Rattanawongsawat, who is the director of the Khao Kheow Open Zoo, told The Pattaya News, “Moo Wan was born last year.” (which we covered in our media as you will see below-editor)

Reference from our prior article:

A brand new baby hippopotamus at the Khao Kheow Open Zoo in Si Racha got her name officially and is now called ‘Moo Wan’. (Sweet Pork).

New baby hippo at Khao Kheow Zoo in Si Racha gets her name after 20,000 votes from Thai residents

Now, for the update:

“Children like Moo Wan. She is now the zoo’s star. The zoo celebrated her birthday with a big fruit and vegetable cake. The cake was from Moo wan’s fan club. Her mother and sister also joined in to help eat her birthday cake. Children and tourists were very happy to see her.” Taewin stated.

“Everyone is invited to visit Moo Wan and others animals at the zoo. The zoo has an SHA Plus certificate under strict Covid -19 measurements.” Taewin concluded.

Happy Birthday Moo Wan (Sweet Pork in Thai)!!!


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Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.