Tuesday, December 4, 2012


In 1999 the inhabitants of a little village in the province of Kanchanaburi, Thailand, found in the forest two injured baby tigers whose parents had been killed by poachers.

Not knowing what to do with them they took them to the Bhuddist temple 
Wat Pha Luang where they were housed and cared for by the monks.

Since then many orphaned baby tigers have been taken there and raised by the monks.

The tigers are tame and used to eating only cooked meat in order to avoid developing
a taste for blood. They are treated like members of the temple family.

The monks take good care of them.

Out for a walk. Do you think that leash would do any 
good if the tiger decided to leave?

The temple is open to tourists.

Nice kitty!

Petting a tiger

My, my! What big teeth you have, Grandma!
(I think it's just yawning).

Nap time in the sun.

Humor --

Dead Penguins -
I never knew this!

Did you ever wonder why there are no dead penguins on the ice in Antarctica ?

Where do they go? Wonder no more ! !  It is a known fact that the penguin is a very ritualistic bird which lives an extremely ordered and complex life. The penguin is very committed to its family and will mate for life, as well as maintain a form of compassionate contact with its offspring throughout its life. If a penguin is found dead on the ice surface, other members of the family and social circle have been known to dig holes in the ice, using their vestigial wings and beaks, until the hole is deep enough for the dead bird to be rolled into, and buried. The male penguins then gather in a circle around the fresh grave and sing:
"Freeze a jolly good fellow." "Freeze a jolly good fellow."


  1. Great tiger story!!!
    I'd not heard of this, how fun to play with a tiger :-}
    Tigers like to swim, I wonder if they have a pool or pond there?

  2. Amazing pictures! And groany humor! It's a two-fer!

  3. The tiger story is amazing! I would still be nervous to pet them even though they seem so tame.

  4. Wow. I do love tigers, but I wouldn't trust one not to want to eat me.