Are the Tigers in Thailand drugged?
The temple promoted itself as a wildlife sanctuary, but in recent years it had been investigated for suspected links to wildlife trafficking and animal abuse. Wildlife activists have accused the temple’s monks of illegally breeding tigers, while some visitors have said the animals can appear drugged.
Are there wild tigers in Thailand?
In Thailand, tigers live in protected areas. There are known to be at least 189 tigers in Thailand. In 2016 camera traps discovered a new breeding population of the critically endangered Indochinese tiger living in a national park in eastern Thailand.
Are there any ethical tiger sanctuaries in Thailand?
While not all “sanctuaries” mistreat their animals, there are more than a few establishments that are unethical and abuse Thailand’s amazing wildlife, whether it be elephants, monkeys, or tigers.
Can you see tigers in Bangkok?
Khao Keow Open Zoo is a good day (or half day) trip from Bangkok, in the hills in Chonburi province, off the main highway between Chonburi City and Pattaya. You pet and be photographed with tigers there, but they have a great zoo, well kept, with lots of other animals, in natural setting.