A tourist has faced backlash on social media for groping a tiger’s Testicles while posing for a picture in a Thai zoo.
The woman, Waraschaya Akkarachaiyapas, visited the Tiger Kingdom zoo in Chian Mai, Northern Thailand on August 26 when the incident happened.
Locals of the area heavily criticised Waraschaya Akkarachaiyapas after her pictures with the animal appeared online. Although she defended herself, locals accused her of humiliating the tiger because it didn’t permit her to hold its testicles.
Waraschaya Akkarachaiyapas told critics that she wasn’t humiliating the animal and that she is an animal lover.
Over the years, zoos in Thailand have faced heavy criticism for sedating tigers to allow tourists to touch them and take pictures with them.
On August 29, the head of the zoo, Pirom Cahntama, said on August 29 after hearing about the incident, said they do not allow visitors to grab the testicles of the animals but they are allowed to touch other parts of their bodies.
Pirom Cahntama said, henceforth, no visitor will be allowed to grab the testicles of animals in the zoo.