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A Chinese tourist takes a ‘selfie’ with the tiger and its "handler", Tony Kazungu, 35, at the Sriracha Tiger Zoo, one of the most frequented attractions in Pattaya. Kazungu came over to Thailand from Mombasa, Kenya, 15 years ago to work at Thai tourist attractions first as an acrobat and now as a tiger handler. Although he is not there specifically to cater to Chinese tourists, tigers have big symbolism in China and he draws a big crowd. The tourists appear to see nothing wrong or unusual about an African man being on display in the same glassed-off cage as the tiger.