Temple of the_tigers

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'BUDDHIST TEMP[LE TIGERS'

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Temple of the_tigers

  1. 1. The Temple of TigersIn 1999 the inhabiatants of a little village in the province of Kanchanaburi, Thailand, found in the forest two injured baby tigers whose parents had been killed by poachersCliquez.
  2. 2. Not knowing what to do with them, they took themto the Bhuddist temple Wat Pha Luang where they were housed and cared for by the monks The temple tigers wake to see the day
  3. 3. Since then, many orphaned baby tigershave been taken there and raised by the monks
  4. 4. The tigers are tameand used to eating onlycooked meat in orderto avoid themdeveloping a taste forblood They are treated likemembers of the templefamily
  5. 5. Phra Acham Phusit (Founder of the Tiger Temple)
  6. 6. It is a communal placeconsidered a sanctuary for animals and preservation centre
  7. 7. The temple is open to tourists
  8. 8.  The employees keep the tigers under control and are ready to intervene if they become agitated 
  9. 9.  The visitors are invited to leave a donation ifthey wish to be photgraphed with the tigers
  10. 10. It is the only place in the world where it is possible to pat free tigers
  11. 11. JM - 27 Août 2008

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