Ten Tiger Attacks Which Show Why Tiger Selfies Are A

Tiger selfies, photos with lion cubs and other wild animals are all the rage. But is it a good idea?

It certainly isn’t for the animals – that cute cub will be hiding a sad and abused past. But this article is about the danger the animals can pose to humans.

Wild animals, mainly tigers here, can be very dangerous when under pressure or mistreated and that can lead to the death or injury of the people who happen to be in their way. Such as these examples:

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1. Young zoo keeper mauled to death by a tiger, United Kingdom, 2013

https://www.ibtimes.co.uk/sarah-mcclay-tiger-mauled-gates-left-wide-472369

2. Tiger attacks a keeper in famous Steve Irwin zoo, Australia, 2013

https://www.liveleak.com/view?i=eaf_1385494158

3. Tiger refuses to obey and kills trainer, Mexico, 2013

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/04/tiger-kills-trainer-mexico_n_2617478.html

4. Student gets severely injured after tiger attack, Thailand, 2013

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2407513/Student-19-mauled-400lb-tiger-Thailand-popular-tourist-attraction.html

5. Woman hurt while pausing with white tiger

https://www.pattayamail.com/news/woman-attacked-by-tiger-popular-visitor-attraction-5507

6. Tamer attacked by his tiger, Spain, 2013

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/10/tiger-mauls-tamer-gottani-circus-attack_n_4415026.html

7. Caretaker killed by 3 tigers, Italy, 2013

https://www.ibtimes.com/italian-man-mauled-death-3-tigers-mauro-lagiard-lived-closed-zoo-photo-1333045

8. Three year old has hand bitten off by bear, Russia, 2014

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2679232/Smiling-little-girl-poses-bear-cage-photograph-animal-bite-hand-moments-later-Russian-holiday-camp.html

9. Man saves a friend from a tiger, Thailand, 2009

https://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/teacher-saves-friend-tiger-mauling-2458200

10. Compilation of accidents

https://travel.ninemsn.com.au/world/983621/when-wildlife-encounters-go-wrong

Learn more about animal attractions.

Read our report about the Tiger Temple in Thailand, a popular (and infamous) Tiger Selfie spot.

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