Had heard about Tiger Kingdom from a friend who had visited a few years ago, so put it on my list. I was initially somewhat hesitant to visit as i was personally concerned about animal welfare in general in Thailand (i generally skip all the animal “shows” for this very reason). Upon arrival, my concerns were dismissed. The animal enclosures are clean and open and the tigers appear to be very well-kept. i was worried that the tigers would be drugged – they are not! The tiger keepers are knowlegeable and seem to really care about the tigers (vs. caring about tourist money which would be a detriment to the animals). Tiger Kingdom is run very well and this experience cannot be missed. Where else can you sit, play and pet wild animals like this! No where in the Western world.