Dusit Zoo was established on 1938. Initially it was under the responsibility of Bangkok Metropolitan Administration until 1953, Lieutenant General Bunyat Dhephasadin Na Ayudhya, then Minister of Interior, saw that Bangkok Metropolitan Administration was short of budget for improving Dusit Zoo and it had a lot of duties to take care of, so he proposed to the government to establish an organization for flexible management.
On 15 February 1954, the Royal Decree for establishing Zoological Park Organization to be directly under the Office of the Prime Minister was announced. Then Bangkok Metropolitan Administration handed over the work related to the zoo and all assets to Zoological Park Organization on 1 July 1954.
On 15 November 1963, His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej has obtained Zoological Park Organization under the Royal Patronage. From then on, it is called Zoological Park Organization under the Royal Patronage of His Majesty the King.
Nowadays Zoological Park Organization is a state enterprise in support category and is directly under Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment. It locates inside Dusit Zoo on Rama V Road opposite to Chitralada Villa Royal Residence, Dusit Palace.
The Organization chart consists of 8 offices and 1 division which are: Audit Office, Central Administration Office, Legal Office, Strategy and Plan Office, Finance and Asset Office, Preservation, Research and Education Office, Business Development Office, Information Technology Office and Human Resource Division.
Zoological Park Organization is responsible for education; preservation and reproduction; and management of zoo to be the place for relaxation of general public. Apart from that, it is the organization that is responsible for coordination and operation for the zoos. Currently, there are 8 zoos under its responsibility which are:
2. Khao Kheow Open Zoo
3. Chiang Mai Zoo
4. Nakhon Ratchasima Zoo
5. Songkhla Zoo
6. Ubon Ratchathani Zoo
7. Khon Kaen Zoo
8. Elephant Kingdom Project of Surin Province
The target of the operation in fiscal year 2013-2014 are wild animal preservation for study, research and sending back to the nature; promote good quality of life for wold animal; provide integrated education about wild animal; improve management, administration and entertainment standard to genuinely be the preservative tourist attraction.