The stick is only used for bad behavior, but they are retrained every morning before the tourists come in.” While documentation of abuse at Tiger Kingdom has not come to light, the training methods of tigers at other such facility have been revealed for their cruelty.
Are Tigers in Tiger Kingdom drugged?
The tigers are not drugged.” Pim explains that the tigers’ amiable nature is instead down to them being reared by humans from a young age. Essentially, they are tame. “They’re like any domesticated animal.
Is Tiger Kingdom Phuket safe?
Despite safety and animal welfare concerns, Thailand’s tiger parks, where visitors are allowed to interact with the animals, have grown in popularity in recent years. There have, however, been numerous well-documented and even fatal attacks on tourists by so-called “tamed” and apparently submissive big cats.
Are tigers friendly?
Tigers may be one of the wild’s most ferocious predators, but it turns out they’re also pretty good at cuddling. (If they consider you a friend, of course. Don’t try to cuddle the next random lion or tiger you see.)
Is the Tiger Temple in Thailand still open?
Thailand’s Tiger Temple Closed for Animal Trafficking Is to Reopen Under New Name. Thailand’s infamous Tiger Temple in Chiang Mai, where visitors could pet doped tigers, is set to reopen under a new name in 2017. The attraction was closed down last year after the discovery of 40 dead baby tiger cubs in a freezer.