A Buddhist monk plays with a tiger at the Wat Pa Luang Ta Bua, known as Tiger Temple, in Kanchanaburi province, Thailand. Officials last week raided the temple, home to more than 100 tigers, and are conducting an investigation into suspected links to wildlife trafficking.
A dancer has his body painted to look like a tiger before he performs during festivities marking the end of the annual harvest festival of Onam in Trichur, in the southern Indian state of Kerala. The ten-day long festival is celebrated annually in India’s southern coastal state of Kerala to symbolise the return of King Mahabali to meet his subjects.
Chinese tourists after paying an additional fee to pose for pictures holding a young tiger at Sriracha Tiger Zoo, in Pattaya district, southeast of Bangkok. Thailand’s zoos are under fire from animal lovers, critical of the tourists who show no care for the species other than a chance for entertainment and having their photo taken.
Activists, with faces painted to resemble tigers, take part in a protest against the trade in Sumatran tigers on Global Tiger Day, in Jakarta
A Siberian tiger takes a swim in its outdoor enclosure at Duisburg zoo, Germany, on Tuesday
A Bengal tiger looks out from inside a glass enclosure as Filipino nuns wander around Malabon Zoo with an orangutan called “Pacquiao” in Malabon City, Manila in the Philippines. The zoo is marking its 25th anniversary
Dustin seemingly touches the nose of a tiger at the exhibition You are the Art at Augustusburg Castle, Germany, on Thursday. The 24 motives of a Chinese-Korean artists group were painted with a special 3D technique playing with optical illusions. After its premiere in China the exhibition is being shown in Europe for the first time.
Baginda the Sumatran tiger celebrates her tenth birthday at Edinburgh Zoo. David Cheskin/PA
This image really caught my eye. A beautiful animal, but you wouldn’t want to be in there with her. Sumatran tigers are listed as critically endangered with only 300 left in the wild.