The temple can often polarise people as there have been reports of the tigers being drugged for the benefit of tourists. This was investigated by the Thai government and proved to be totally unfounded. I had a 45 minute chat to one of the Australian volunteers from Perth who works there and have come away believing that the tigers best interests are always at heart and they are definitely not drugged. They have intensive vet checks every six months and this is the only time they are medicated. I guess people cannot believe that they can be so docile. Apparently they are much more active in the mornings and in the hot afternoons they just sleep. The temple is closed to the majority of tourists in the mornings, with just 20 paying for the privilege of walking, bathing and feeding them.
|This was one of the 7 week olds. So very cute but definitely knew what he wanted.|
|Getting VERY relaxed now.|