Photo by Wojtek Kalka
Photo by Wojtek Kalka

Loot at this heartwarming picture of a monk and tiger sharing their meal at the Thailand Tiger Temple. If only more people in this world were as kind and generous.

While visiting the Tiger Temple in Kanchanaburi Thailand, Wojtek found this monk and a tiger sharing their food.

This sacred place is a Theravada Buddhist temple in western Thailand that was founded in 1994 as a forest temple and sanctuary for wild animals.

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In 1999, the Thailand Tiger Temple received the first tiger cub, one that had been found by villagers; it died soon after. Later, several tiger cubs were given to the temple. As of May 2012, the total number of tigers living at the temple has risen to over 100.

Many people have claimed that the tigers are actually drugged to keep them calm but in 2008, ABC News spent three days at the temple and did not see any evidence of drugging or mistreating of the animals.

Both Thai and Western employees who were interviewed claimed that the animals were well treated. The abbot of the monastery stated that the eventual goal was to breed tigers for release in the wild.

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Have you ever visited the Thailand Tiger Temple?

Source: Wojtek Kalka At 500PX