So far, they have removed 40 of the 137 living tigers at the temple in an operation that started on Monday. Wildlife officials are now investigating whether the carcasses were evidence of the temple’s involvement in illegal wildlife trafficking. The monks at the temple have not commented on the matter yet, BBC reported.
The Buddhist monastery in Kanchanaburi, west of Bangkok, is a popular tourist attraction that offers visitors a chance to come in close contact with live tigers. It has been closed to the public since the raid.