Their whole world is dedicated to these animals, and they are content with that. Some of the most exciting animals on the tour are the big cats. There’s Kumari the tiger, who is about 14 and also came from the picture trade. She has genetic problems and had a lousy declaw job, so issues with her feet are common. She’s also a little blind and deaf, but she certainly knows when people walk up to the cage. She regally struts forth and starts to rub on the cage, chuffing and clucking, begging for a pat on the head she isn’t allowed to receive. “Their life span in captivity is around 15 years give or take, and about half that in the wild,” Lynn said. “Those little chuffing noises you hear when you walk up is her saying hello, I like you.” Kumari has her own GoFundMe page as well, and a donation to her cause could make for a great Christmas donation gift for the person who has everything. Another 16-year-old female tiger named Cassie will make you start to realize why someone would want one as a pet. She is the most personable tiger you could ever meet, and immediately starts alternating showing off in her pool and rubbing against the cage while chuffing, Chuffing sounds somewhat like a triple beat on a snare drum. She is overjoyed to see humans, and comes to the fence begging for pets. Then she heads back to the pool. Tigers love water, and all of the tigers at the sanctuary have pools. They swim back and forth when it gets too hot and they quite often play with toys in the pool. To see them in action makes one realize that sometimes they really are just typical cats … just slightly larger than one that might live in your home. Tigers are normally solitary animals and a great example of that are Sampson and Delilah. They are brothers and sisters from the same litter and came as a pair to the sanctuary. “They are just coming on 6-years-old Serval cats, tigers and panthers are some of the highlights of your visit to Lions, Tigers & Bears, Inc.
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