Heartwarming Image of a Buddhist Monk Sharing His Meal with a Tiger

A Buddhist monk shares his meal with a tiger at the Kanchanaburi ‘Tiger Temple’ in Thailand.

This touching picture captures the unique relationship between a Buddhist monk and a wild tiger.

The image shows the monk seated peacefully, sharing his meal with the big cat, who seems to be accepting the offering with gratitude.

The picture is a beautiful reminder of the power of compassion and the interconnectedness of all beings.

The Tiger Temple was shut down by Thai authorities in 2016 for its involvement in wildlife trafficking and animal abuse. The temple was accused of illegally breeding tigers for the tourism industry and selling tiger parts on the black market.

10 Facts:

  1. Tigers are the largest of the big cats and are known for their distinctive orange coat with black stripes.
  2. Tigers are native to Asia and can be found in countries such as India, Thailand, and Malaysia.
  3. There are six subspecies of tigers, all of which are endangered due to habitat loss, poaching, and other threats.
  4. Tigers are apex predators and play a crucial role in maintaining the balance of ecosystems in which they live.
  5. Tigers are solitary animals and prefer to hunt alone, although they may form temporary social bonds with other tigers.
  6. A tiger’s roar can be heard up to two miles away.
  7. Tigers are excellent swimmers and often take to the water to cool off or to catch prey.
  8. A tiger’s stripes are unique to each individual and can be used to identify them, much like a human fingerprint.
  9. In traditional Chinese medicine, various parts of the tiger’s body are believed to have medicinal properties, leading to demand for tiger parts on the black market.
  10. Conservation efforts are underway to protect tigers and their habitats, including initiatives to reduce poaching and illegal wildlife trade, and to promote sustainable land use practices.

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Written by Fariha Akhter

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