Tigers, roaming free at the Pha Luang Ta Bua Yannasampanno monastery in Thailand, live in harmony with monks and tourists. People even pet and play with these tigers, yet no one has ever been attacked.
Contrary to what you might assume, the temple tigers are not drugged. They have simply accepted humans as a part of their lives because they’ve been reared with compassion by the monks
The first cub arrived at the monastery in 1995 after it was injured and its mother was killed by a poacher. Unfortunately, that cub died, but since its death local people have brought the monastery other orphaned cubs to look after. Taking in these tigers is important work. Over the past century, the world’s tiger population has dropped from over 100,000 to a measly 5,000 to 7,000.