One of the most successful films in Chinese history was the low-budget slapstick comedy “Lost in Thailand.” Recently, one Chinese woman starred in her own sequel, “Lost in a Thailand Tiger Zoo.” It was more of a psychological horror flick.
The 36-year-old Chinese tourist Gao Liping went missing inside Thailand’s Sriracha Tiger Zoo. Gao was on a tour of Thailand with 39 fellow Chinese tourists; however, she didn’t seem to be enjoying herself.
According to Tencent, the tour guide said that Gao had been depressed all throughout the tour because of a recent divorce and had hardly said a word to anybody. She had also taken to wandering off alone.
She was reported missing at around 6 p.m. on Sunday evening after not showing up to a crocodile show in the zoo. Soon, more than 200 police and volunteers had been assembled to find the woman. Authorities also examined footage from 122 security cameras inside the park to try and figure out where she had disappeared off to. The large zoo claims to be home to some 400 Bengali tigers and over 1,000 crocodiles.
Still, it wasn’t until Tuesday morning that Gao was discovered by locals, washing her clothes in a river nearly 4km away from the zoo. She told police that after going through the barbed wire fence around the park, she had spent the last 2 days wandering around in the woods, without anything to eat. She said because of problems at home, she didn’t want to return to China.
Despite obviously looking a bit worse for the wear, Gao was not injured during the incident, police reported. So that makes for a much happier ending than when one woman left her car inside a Beijing wildlife park in July and was immediately mauled by a tiger. She survived the attack with serious injuries, but her mother was killed trying to save her.
[Images via Tencent]