tiger

Thailand's booming animal attractions

Barbara Walton/EPA

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.

Tatan Syuflana/AP

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 swims in the water of i...A Siberian tiger swims in the water of its outdoor enclosure in the zoo in Duisburg, western Germany on July 23, 2013. AFP PHOTO / DPA / FEDERICO GAMBARINI   GERMANY OUTFEDERICO GAMBARINI/AFP/Getty Images

Frederico Gambarii/AFP

A Siberian tiger takes a swim in its outdoor enclosure at Duisburg zoo, Germany, on Tuesday Read more

Filipino nuns visit zoo in Philippines...epa03783742 A Bengal tiger (L) looks out from inside a glass enclosure as Filipino nuns go around the Malabon Zoo with an orangutan named 'Pacquiao' in Malabon City, northwest of Manila, Philippines 11 July 2013. Nuns from the Sisters of the Holy Face of Jesus convent visited the zoo which is marking its 25th anniversary.  EPA/ROLEX DELA PENA

Dela Pena/EPA

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 Read more

Dustin seemingly touches the nose of a tiger at the new exhibition 'You are the art' ('Du bist die Kunst') at Augustusburg castle in Augustusburg, Germany, Thursday June 27, 2013. 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 now shown in Europe for the first time

Hendrik Schmidt/AP

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. Read more

Baginda the Sumatran tiger celebrates her tenth birthday at Edinburgh Zoo.

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.