One of the 147 confiscated tigers removed from the controversial Tiger Temple in Ratchaburi province, Thailand. Photo: EPA

86 tigers rescued from Thailand’s controversial Tiger Temple have died of disease

  • Tourists could pet tigers and pose for selfies with them at the Buddhist monastery, which was later raided for mistreatment and wildlife trafficking
  • Authorities say the 147 rescued tigers were vulnerable to illness due to inbreeding, and more than half of them had since died
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One of the 147 confiscated tigers removed from the controversial Tiger Temple in Ratchaburi province, Thailand. Photo: EPA
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