Friday, August 8, 2008

The temple of tame tigers

The Wat Pa Luangta Bua Yannasampanno Monastery in Thailand is home to a family of tigers raised by a monk and living alongside human visitors. Villagers brought the first tiger cub to the monastery in 1999 after poachers killed its mother. There are around 40 tigers in the temple which is a wildlife sanctuary where tourists can touch resting tigers. Source: Telegraph (via MonkeyFilter)


catfyre said...

Wow, - I want to go there!!!

Jessica Carmody said...

Isn't that temple not open to the public now? I remember hearing that a group of poachers tried to take a bunch of the tigers back in 2011, a tiger ended up dead I think....I don't really recall all the details, but I am POSITIVE that temple is closed to the general public now