Lonely Planet Writer

Tiger mauls Australian tourist at controversial Phuket attraction

Tiger. Image by Ahmed Rabea / CC BY-SA 2.0

A Melbourne man is recovering in a Thai hospital after being mauled by a young male tiger at an animal park on the resort island of Phuket. The tourist was attacked while petting the tiger in its enclosure, which is part of the visitor experience at Tiger Kingdom. The tiger retreated after being tasered by staff at the tourist park, which animal welfare experts have accused as being an inhumane operation. Read more: theguardian.com