Opposite page, from top: (Tiger’s Guardian, Thailand) Founded in 1994, Wat Pha Luang Ta Bua is a forest temple and
sanctuary housing numerous wild animals, tigers among them. More than 21 cubs had been born at the Tiger Temple
by 2007 and now there are nearly 50 tigers in the sanctuary. The great cats are fed large quantities of boiled chicken to
prevent primal instincts from being triggered by the smell of blood. ( These Tusks, Thailand) Deeply rooted in Thai culture,
elephant training has been a familial practice passed down through the generations. A mahout, one who “drives” an
elephant, is typically young when he is entrusted with an adolescent elephant to train. This page: (Dunes, Sahara) The
Tuareg tribes, a Berber ethnic group, have operated the trans-Saharan caravan trade for more than two millennia.