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Two-Year-Old Israeli Mauled By Leopard At Samui Safari Park

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Two-Year-Old Israeli Mauled By Leopard At Samui Safari Park

A two-year-old boy from Israel was mauled by a leopard after his grandfather mistakenly opened the door to its cage.

The toddler and his relatives were visiting the safari park in Koh Samui last Thursday (August 22).

They had finished an elephant ride then walked over to the leopard’s pen to take pictures.

But their boy’s grandfather is reported to have accidentally opened the door to the big cat’s pen – sparking desperate scenes when the six-year-old leopard named Tony burst out and pounced on the youngster.

The man was reportedly expecting the leopard to have been docile in order for the tourists to have their pictures taken with it.

But the big cat dashed out of the enclosure and attacked the youngster.

The boy suffered a fractured cheekbone in the attack. He was later pictured with blood pouring from wounds on his face.

CCTV footage from the incident shows how the leopard was quickly wrestled back into its cage in under ten seconds.

Zookeeper Naphat Pleumsut said the leopard was six-years-old and called Tony. He said that the owners of the safari park had covered the costs of medical treatment for the youngster.

The family have now returned to Israel where the youngster is receiving more hospital treatment for his injuries.

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83 Pubs In Bangkok Shuttered Following Fire-Safety Inspections

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83 Pubs In Bangkok Shuttered Following Fire-Safety Inspections

83 pubs in the capital were temporarily shuttered on Saturday due to fire safety failings.

Following the fire at a Sattahip pub in the early hours of Friday morning that left 15 people dead, the Governor of Bangkok ordered inspections at entertainment venues across all 50 districts.

So far over 400 Bangkok venues have been inspected to ensure fire exits and escape routes are adequate and up to standard.

With tourists starting to return, the governor said it was important to step up safety measures.

Governor Chadchart has ordered further inspections in a bid to weed out entertainment venues operating illegally.

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Thailand To Introduce 10-Year Visa For Skilled Workers, Investors

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Another week, and another new long-term visa proposal from the government.

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