Tuesday, 2 June 2015
NEWSLINK: Monk mauled by big cat
The beautiful and unbelievably tame residents of 'Tiger Temple' in Thailand have become a staple part of the southeast Asian backpacking experience.
But a terrifying incident has proved that cuddling the giant animals is not always safe - even for the men who run the hugely popular centre.
An abbot of the temple was left with a broken arm and blood pouring from his face after being mauled by one of the 150 tigers - which animal rights campaigners argue should not be kept by the monks.