We have to keep in mind that the Tiger Kingdom is a zoo and a business.
Keeping wild animals in captivity always questions us if, as a society, we are doing things right or not, if the good overcomes the bad.
A controversy in which different answers fit.
It’s bad because these huge cats should be free in their territories and not here. There is no other right alternative.
It’s good because it offers a unique experience of feeling close to these fascinating animals.
In increasingly urban societies there are few opportunities for something like this and it stimulates admiration and respect for them.
On the other hand, the authentic greatest threat is the damage we do to their territories.
This is a unique attraction where visitors go inside tiger cages accompanied by guides from the centre.
The animals are sorted by age and size: tiger cubs, youngsters and adults, and access inside is for just a short time in small groups.
It is imperative you read the terms of the visit carefully and observe the rules of behaviour inside the enclosure as we are not talking about small kittens.
Regarding the Tiger Kingdom, we have no news that the tigers are drugged. Anyone who has a cat knows that they spend most of the day sleeping. In any case, if it changes, we will remove this post, as we did with the Tiger Temple in Kanchanaburi.