WATCH | Infamous Thailand temple tigers die from disease

2019-09-17 10:47
Thailand's rescued temple tigers die. (Screengrab via Reuters)

Thailand's rescued temple tigers die. (Screengrab via Reuters)

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Some 86 tigers rescued from an infamous tiger temple in Thailand have died. Officials say the animals suffered from a viral disease and a weakened immune system as a result of excessive inbreeding.

In 2016, nearly 150 tigers were taken into state custody from the temple amid global pressure over wildlife trafficking. But then it became apparent that the tigers were susceptible to the canine distemper virus, according to officials.

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