Friday, April 02, 2010

Smuggler

This cutie was found recently by the border patrol near Mexico. He was found in a cage in the desert with no food or water. The theory is that smugglers dumped him to avoid being caught with contraband.

He's currently doing very well in his new permanent home at In-Sync.

I had the chance to visit with him this last Monday. He was very playful and affectionate. It was easy to see that the volunteers working with him, really wanted to give him hugs, and play with him, but that's a bad thing to get a young tiger used to. After all, they grow up.

9 Comments:

At 9:16 AM, Blogger edgar said...

I'm glad he was rescued Weaseldog. I bet he misses his mama though. I guess tigers are more independent than lions so he will probably get used to his new home, especially when everyone is so friendly. :)

 
At 9:26 AM, Blogger Weaseldog said...

They are dependant on the mothers for the first two years of their life.

Smuggler will get lot's of attention. Volunteers are there everyday, making sure that these cats get the best care available.

 
At 10:55 AM, Blogger Kitty said...

He still miss his momma...

 
At 11:09 AM, Blogger Weaseldog said...

We don't know if he ever really knew his momma.

 
At 12:49 PM, Blogger Kitty said...

That's sad Weaseldog...

 
At 3:03 PM, Blogger Mammoth said...

Nice that this story will have a happy ending!

 
At 6:05 PM, Blogger edgar said...

water wars link 4 Wease

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/04/04/aral-sea-almost-dried-up_n_524697.html

 
At 1:56 AM, Blogger Bukko Canukko said...

A happy ending would be if the smugglers could get fed to the tiger while they're still alive.

 
At 7:27 AM, Blogger fallout11 said...

So cute!

 

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