Animal park staff member seriously injured after tiger attack in Pattaya

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A young man has sustained serious injuries after being attacked by a tiger while he was feeding it at an elephant kingdom park in Pattaya this afternoon.

Rescue workers were notified of the incident at 3:20 PM at an elephant kingdom in Huayyai, Banglamung.

They and The Pattaya News arrived at the scene to find the injured party, Mr Thitiphong Makkarom, 32. He had suffered injuries to his legs, arms and ear. He was rushed to a local hospital.

Mr. Thitiphong’s friends told The Pattaya News that Mr. Thitiphong was feeding three tigers inside a cage as normal.

However, today one of the tigers reportedly jumped at Mr. Thitiphong before attacking him. His friends saw and helped pull him away from the tiger. Luckily, they (His friends) had saved him and helped him survive the tiger attack.

The Pattaya News noted that the elephant kingdom has not been opened yet since the Covid19 pandemic began in Thailand in March. Staffers are taking care of the animals. The incident is under investigation by relevant agencies.

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