Lonely Planet Writer

Tiger petting off-limits at Phuket attraction

A tiger dozes at Phuket's Tiger Kingdom.
A tiger dozes at Phuket’s Tiger Kingdom. Image by Nicolas Vollmer / CC BY 2.0

Officials have closed the ‘big cat’ enclosure at Tiger Kingdom in Phuket until further notice while the safety of the tourist attraction is assessed. The controversial petting enclosure was temporarily closed following the mauling of an Australian man in October, but reopened shortly after. The tiger responsible for the attack has been ‘retired,’ according to a spokesperson from Tiger Kingdom. Read more: phuketwan.com