VIDEO: Investigation Launched Into Tiger Chained at Phuket Zoo

Officials are conducting a full investigation after a video clip of a tiger chained at Phuket Zoo on social media claimed that the tiger had been drugged for photos with the public.

Phuket officials today have inspected the Phuket Zoo after several social media complaints that the tiger was chained and drugged for tourists to take photos. No tiger was found at the area which was in the video clip.

The Phuket Zoo manager Pichai Sakunsorn says they have moved the two tigers back to their cage after the social media complaints.

He has denied drugging the tiger but said those tigers were used for tourists to take photos and were familiar with the daily experience.

VIDEO: Investigation Launched Into Tiger Chained at Phuket Zoo

“We have to chain those tigers for tourist safety.”

The Phuket Zoo has a long history of complaints and bad news stories involving the treatment of some of its animals – most recently ‘Milo‘ the Sumatran orang-utan and ‘Dumbo‘ the baby elephant.

A tiger attacked an Australian tourist at the Tiger Kingdom in Kathu five years ago whilst the 49 year old was having his photo taken in a ‘controlled’ compound. The companies running these tiger photo opportunities strenuously deny that the tigers are drugged.

VIDEO: Investigation Launched Into Tiger Chained at Phuket Zoo
VIDEO: Investigation Launched Into Tiger Chained at Phuket Zoo

1 COMMENT

  1. The zoo shouldn’t have to chain the tiger at all. They are already in captivity. If people want to take photos they can take photos through the cages they are kept in. If a zoo wants to promote survival of a species then they would not chain them for photos. Only a zoo who wants to exploit animal freedom for tourism would do that.

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