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Tiger mauls Australian tourist at Tiger Kingdom

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Former Phuket News editor Jody Houton at Tiger Kingdom in 2013. Photo: The Phuket News

PHUKET: -- An Australian tourist was allegedly mauled by one of the tigers at the Tiger Kingdom park on Tuesday (October 21).

The man, who is believed to be in his 50s according to media reports, is currently at an area hospital receiving treatment though no other details are available at this moment.

A call by The Phuket News to Tiger Kingdom management was hung up within moments.

Staffers from both Bangkok Hospital and Phuket International Hospital declined to comment on whether they are treating the Australian tourist. Previously, all tourists who were involved in an accident the island have been sent to Bangkok Hospital.

Stay with The Phuket News for updates.

Source: http://www.thephuketnews.com/tiger-mauls-australian-tourist-at-tiger-kingdom-49277.php

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-- Phuket News 2014-10-22

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I wish him a speedy recovery.

DNA tests will show that this is an Asian tiger, probably of Burmese origin. RTP claim that the tiger made a confession. The tiger interpreter provided a certified translation that read "burp". The tiger now has spectacularly withdrawn her confession, saying she was beaten into the confession while a plastic bag was placed over her head.

The road from the Zoo will be blocked in a few days, perhaps Saturday, to ensure that no tigers involved in the attack leave. Until then ... business as usual.

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Sorry to hear about this news.

I have worked part-time for 3 years at the Chiang Mai Tiger Kingdom. I'm not currently working there.

I will ask some of the staff tonight, and find out what happened.

Please stop saying that these are sedative...they're NOT!

Anyway...sorry to hear about the news!

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FYI, in case you didn't get the memo. Tigers and people don't mix well.

unless heavily sedated.

"....unless heavily sedated."

Park visitors, "journalists" and/or tigers??

An Australian tourist was allegedly mauled by one of the tigers at the Tiger Kingdom park on Tuesday (October 21).

Wonder what the source was regarding this alleged attack? Hospital and park have not confirmed ... bur hey let's run with the story.

Stay with The Phuket News for updates.

Or further alleged updates.

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Sorry to hear about this news.

I have worked part-time for 3 years at the Chiang Mai Tiger Kingdom. I'm not currently working there.

I will ask tonight some of the staff tonight, and find out what happened.

Please stop saying that these are sedative...they're NOT!

Anyway...sorry to hear about the news!

I'm sorry to hear about this incident too, but I'm afraid to say that I find that the testament of part-time workers, volunteers or even full-time workers at these places carries little or no weight at all.....they seldom understand enough about the issues to stand back and take an objective view and usually have received only partial education in animal husbandry and usually by the establishment that employs them.

on a tangent - I agree that "sedating" animals is often a red-hering, but I am also aware how animals ca be drugged without the knowledge of most of the staff.

one of the symptoms of regular sedation of animals is of course erratic and unpredictable behaviour.

as yet we don't have any details on this particular incident anyway so one has to refrain from judgement so far.......

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