adult tigers fell victim to poachers, several cubs were given
to the temple and so far a further several cubs have been
born. There are currently more than a dozen tigers who call
the temple home!
a day, the tigers are led on leashes to their own quarry where
they can roam around, with visitors able to watch from around
often than not, one of the monks will bring one of the tamest
tiger to be stroked by visitors*.
can be made at the temple and the Monks continue to collect
funds in order to build a larger sanctuary which would allow
the tigers to live in a more natural habitat.
the tigers appear tame, let's not forget these are still naturally
wild animals. Sudden movements and too many camera flashes
at one time can spook them. However in ten years there has
only been one serious attack on a visitor, who survived!
Young children are not allowed near the animals and will not
be allowed into the quarry where the tigers roam free!