Friday, February 21, 2014

Lions and Tigers and Bears

Or just tigers.

This was the number one best thing I did in Thailand. We went to the Tiger Temple where I got to spend time feeding and playing with tiger cubs. Amazing.

We arrived around noon, right when the temple opened. This was perfect because we got to spend time with the tigers before they were walked down to the canyon at 1:30. Everyone ends up in the canyon where you can take numerous photos with the tigers.

I signed up for a program to feed the tiger cubs. Eight of us were taken in to a large enclosure to play with the cubs. There were four 1-month olds and one 3-month old. 

We had to take off our shoes and were told to sit on the floor. The tiger cubs started walking all over us.  They made a very funny, high pitched squeal if you picked them up. They were adorable. 

A bit later, a volunteer came in with warm bottles so we could feed the cubs. This is the 3-month old. He was a messy eater. 

After eating, the younger cubs played a bit and then started to fall asleep. Did I mention yet that they were adorable?

Look at that belly!

After the program ended (45 adorable-filled minutes), we went down to the canyon to take pictures with the big cats. This one is my favorite!


  1. Who needs lions and bears? What an amazing experience to touch a tiger, and feed the cubs! Such beautiful pictures, particularly the bottom one.

  2. I can't believe you didn't sneak one back in your suitcase!