Was she nuts?
A handsy tourist outraged animal lovers after uploading selfies of herself brazenly holding a tiger’s genitals at a Thai animal park.
The woman, Waraschaya Akkarachaiyapas, had been visiting Tiger Kingdom zoo in Chiang Mai, northern Thailand, a hot spot for tourists looking to take selfies with the massive cat.
However, the Bangkok resident got a more intimate wildlife encounter than most after cupping the tiger’s testicles and posting pics of her dirty deed on social media on Aug. 26, Newsflare reported.
Needless to say, the bozo’s privacy-violating photo op did not sit well with the online masses, who accused her of “humiliating” the tiger.
“This is so rude,” wrote one critic about her risqué pic, according to The Daily Mail. “The tiger did not allow you to touch his privates. You have no right to do that.”
Another added, “This is dangerous. If the tiger had reacted angrily it could have attacked you.”
Others reportedly felt bad that the big cat had its testicles exposed online.
In response to the the backlash, Waraschaya claimed that she’s an animal lover.
Upon learning about the shocking incident, Tiger Kingdom’s head zookeeper Pirom Cahntama maintained that visitors are closely monitored to ensure that their photo ops are conducted safely for both the sake of tourists and the animals.
He added, “We do not allow tourists to grab the tigers’ testicles but they are allowed to touch any part of the animal’s body as long as our specialists are present.”
Previously, Thai zoos have been accused of sedating the animals to make them more docile for tourists’ selfie sessions.
To prevent other handsy tourists from copping a feel, Pirom promised to “make sure that no visitor will ever be able to touch this part of a tiger’s body again.”
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