Thursday, June 17, 2010

Wild Animal Sanctuary: Tigers

An awful fact, there are more tigers held in captivity in North America than there are remaining in the wild!  Unfortunately most of these animals are hybrids of Siberian and Bengal tigers, and terribly inbred;  therefore not suitable for zoo breeding programs.  The first animal rescued by the sanctuary was a tiger.

 This tiger was particularly cooperative; his companion was sleeping in the shade.
Tigers are kept in male-female pairs because they are somewhat social.  Don't worry, they've been 'fixed'!

Tigers (and jaguars) are the only cats I know of that really love to get wet! 
It was a warm day so he soaked for a while. 

 An later, doing what kitties everywhere do, time to groom!

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