• it is a shame such a beautiful *wild* animal has a chain around its neck. - © Libyan Soup

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  1. Tripod Ape ages ago | reply

    I think he is trying to say "your head would fit in here". Great picture.

  2. © Libyan Soup ages ago | reply

    Cat nap.

    it is actually quite impossible to look at this photo for long with out yawning too......

  3. Merkur* ages ago | reply

    @tripod ape: he, he, I agree in a way
    @ KristinLuise: Thank you
    @Lybian_soup: I agree in principle, however, the world has gone crazy long time ago, and this is one of the better facilities I have seen as compared to zoos where I only saw depressed tigers, lions and leopards. These ones are treated quite good, and most probably, wouldn't be alive if there were not there. Read more below

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiger_Temple
    where among others you can see that :
    "...In 1999 the temple received the first tiger cub; it had been found by villagers and died soon after. Several tiger cubs were later given to the temple, typically when the mothers had been killed by poachers. As of 2006, over ten cubs had been born at the temple and the total number of tigers was about eighteen..."

    Thanks for the comment, it incited me to learn more about what I already saw, :)

  4. © Libyan Soup ages ago | reply

    I agree the world went crazy long ago and it is best that these tigers are looked after rather than poached. Thanks for the great insight into the Tiger Temple.

  5. stickers-9 ages ago | reply

    He looks so sweet with that cute yawn.

    Seems like he wants somebody to put the hand on its mouth and rub and caress its tongue. LOL

    By the way, that's a long and dazzling tongue.

  6. Tigers are beautiful 119 months ago | reply

    Maybe you should have another look at the wikipedia website. Things are not always what they seem looking from the outside in.

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiger_Temple

    In 1999 the temple received the first tiger cub; it had been found by villagers and died soon after. Several tiger cubs were later given to the temple, typically when the mothers had been killed by poachers. Or maybe this is just propagander and the tigers were all illegally traded and imported from LaoPDR. As of 2007, over 21 cubs had been born at the temple and the total number of tigers was about 12 adult tigers and 4 cubs. Where have all the tigers gone??!!!! There should be at least 29 tigers at the temple and this does not include litters of cubs that did not survive due to being fed human milk formula.

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