Priscilla Kibbee

I love to travel all over the globe shopping for textiles to add to my wearable art. I have taught quilting to school children in Nepal, seminole patchwork to seamstresses in Thailand, and jackets and embellishment to quilters in Turkey where I also served as a judge at 2 of their International Quilt Shows. I have created garments for 5 Fairfield and Bernina Fashion Shows and teach classes on embellishment and wearable art. Lately I have been leaning more toward making art quilts.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Tiger Temple and Sai Yok Noi Waterfal

After lunch our first stop was the Sai Yok Noi Waterfal. There were lots of roadside stands selling orchids. The waterfall was gorgeous and very popular with thai tourists.

The paths and area by the waterfall.




After the waterfall it was off to the Tiger Temple. In 1999 the monks whose mission was to care for abandoned and mistreated animals were given a tiger cub whose mother had been killed by poachers. Several more tigers followed and now they have ten grown and several baby tigers. In the afternoon during their nap and down time visitors are allowed to come in and have their photos taken with the tigers. How could I resist?

What a nice Kitty.

Lots of wild animals roam the compound. There were several families of wild pigs.




And more orchids.


And baby tigers.



Shall I scratch a little further over here?


Or here?


Or your belly?


Just a wild pig crossing the road.



And baby tigers out for a walk.


When you have your photo taken with the tigers you shouldn't wear bright colors or a hat or sunglasses. But apparently baby tigers don't mind.





Some beautiful chickens on the grounds.


Part of the proceeds from the steep entry fee and fee for photos is going to the construction of a spacious habitat for the tigers.

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1 Comments:

Blogger Jane said...

With regards to the notorious Tiger Temple in Kanchanaburi, Thailand:
Following repeated complaints from tourists and volunteers working at the temple about tigers being shockingly mistreated there, Care for the Wild International (CWI) undertook an intensive two year investigation. The resulting CWI report reveals illegal wildlife trade, animal cruelty, false conservation claims and visitor safety risks at the Temple.

You can read the report at: http://www.careforthewild.com/projects.asp?detail=true&I_ID=580&mypage=Reports

You can view the letter sent by the International Tiger Coalition to the Thai authorities protesting about the Tiger Temple here:

http://www.careforthewild.com/files/itc_letter_oct_08.pdf

This issue has widespread media coverage:

CWI's press release - "Illegal tiger trade, cruelty and human health hazards at famous tourist destination":
http://www.careforthewild.com/files/tt_news_release%2020-06-08.pdf

"Black market tigers linked to Thai Temple, Reports says"
National Geographic News, 20 June 2008:
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2008/06/080620-tiger-temple.html

January 20, 2009 at 4:39 AM  

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