17 February 2020 - 23 Shevat 5780 - כ"ג שבט ה' אלפים תש"פ
Israeli toddler mauled by tiger in Thailand Print E-mail

A two-year old Israeli boy who was mauled by a tiger in Koh Samui, Thailand, has now been flown home.

The infant, who was on a family holiday, was reportedly attacked while visiting a local safari after the large feline slipped the leash of its handler.

After sustaining “serious wounds” to his face before the animal was restrained, the boy was immediately transported to a nearby hospital. After surgery, doctors described him as being in a stable, non-life- threatening condition.

Thailand is a particularly popular travel destination for Israelis, with tens of thousands visiting the country every year. The Times of Israel quoted the Israeli Foreign Ministry confirming it was aware of the case, and that Etty Mizrachi, Israel’s Consular Affairs officer in Thailand was in close touch with the family. The country’s representatives were doing “everything they [could]” to help the child and his relatives.

(Issue Sep 2019)


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