I think I saw a putty-cat! I went to The San Diego Safari Park to practice with my new camera, but I got kinda distracted by these little guys. I think this one wanted to come home with me……or else he wanted to eat something right past my ear.
Meet the tiger cubs. One cub was brought to the park from The National Zoo after it was rejected by its mother and the other was confiscated at the San Diego/Mexican border by patrol agents when it was seven weeks old. One is a Bengal Tiger and the other a Sumatran. There are less than 400 Sumatran tigers left in the wild.
This wasn’t a fair test of my new RX10 camera because I had to shoot through-multi inch tempered scratched glass, but who cares, these guys were too amazing to pass up and I knew you would like to see them! I can show you some fair test shots later. Now, it’s tiger time.
The cubs are living in a 5.2 acre outdoor tiger habitat with a river running through it, a waterfall, grass, trees, multiple levels and hiding places, and real dirt to roll in. It cost $19.5 million dollars to build. The cubs are growing up together and thriving. Check out this video of the day they were introduced to each other which was filmed with no glass obstructions:
There are other tigers in the habitat too, like this guy, who likes his bone. Doggies get grumpy when you take their bone. I wouldn’t want to try taking this guy’s bone away! He seemed to think I might want to!
There are only 3,890 tigers left in the wild. In 1900 there were an estimated 100,000.
This past year is the first time there has been an actual modest increase in the wild tiger population since 1900, which proves that conservation efforts can work if they are supported.
It would be a worldwide disgrace if the only tigers left in the world lived in zoos.
Cheers to you from the earth’s last remaining magnificent tigers~
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Awesome photos, Cindy. 🙂
Thanks Ranu, they are awesome creatures! 🐯
I love this post, Cindy <3
Tiger's are so amazing animals.
They are like birds, so beautiful it’s hard to comprehend~ 🐯
So beautiful, look at the size of those paws! Incredible animals, amazing photos!
The paws are incredible aren’t they! I touched a lion cub’s paw once at The San Diego Zoo and I have never gotten over the experience! 🐯
They are amazing creatures, so beautiful
What majestic animals. Stunning photos. Sad that they are endangered.
We humans need to stop killing things. This seems like a no brainer doesn’t it! 🐯
Extraordinary creatures! Thank you for taking me along!! ❤️🐅
Thank you more for appreciating the 🐯🐯!
These are gorgeous photos–especially the close-ups of their lovely faces. Those expressive eyes! I was glad to read they have a large habitat at the zoo that replicates their natural home.
Yes, seeing animals like these in concrete boxes is depressing. 🐯
The cubs are so very cute. I agree it would be a terrible crime if their numbers reduced any further 🐯 in the wild.
It would be a crime and I hope we have learned from all of our past mistakes. 🐯
Amazing shots Cindy, so lovely to see these beautiful creatures up close :o) xxx
Yes, being eye to eye with them is amazing. They look directly into your eyes! 🐯
Thank you for a wonderful post and photos of these awesome tigers.
Some humans seem to like to kill the most beautiful creatures on this planet. Maybe they are jealous of them. 🐯
Just beautiful creatures – those eyes are rather piercing. I would not mess with him either 🙂
No way! I would be justifiably terrified to meet these guys in the jungle. 🐯
Thank you for taking us there! The cubs are too adorable 🙂
Such amazing creatures. My head can’t get around the person who tried to smuggle one across the border. 🐯
As always, thank you Cindy for taking us on your trip! Magnificent creatures.
There is a person who lives in The Holler that has a personal zoo. I heard through the grapevine that his tiger once escaped. It would really get my blood pressure up to encounter a tiger on a Holler walkabout! 🐯
Oh dear Lord, yes! May the zoo be always secure!
Glorious creatures and a great zoo, although I detest animals not being free. But as you point out, they have acres to roam and build their territory.
The Safari Park is a model for zoo improvement. No concrete cages, but free open spaces, outdoors where animals roam in a park like setting. It isn’t freedom but it is much better than a zoo.
Too cute for words, Cindy! Magnificent photos and wonderful news about the slight increase in their numbers worldwide! Yippee!! 😀😀
Yes! We really need some good news regarding endangered wildlife on this planet. 🐯
They are gorgeous – little, magnificent wonders.
“Little, magnificent, wonders…” Love this perfect descriptor! 🐯
Wow!! Thank you for give us the pleasure of seeing them, Cindy. 🙂
The video is awesome!
The video is awesome and I am so happy these abandoned cubs get to grow up together. 🐯
A great job of photographing these amazing creatures.
Thank you, they are so gorgeous their beauty overcomes the very thick glass. 🐯
San Diegans have been following their progress! So glad you got to see them at the Safari Park.
The park is practically in The Holler’s backyard, so I hope to watch them grow. 🐯
That tiger with the bone seemed to say: “Go ahead, make my day…”
Tiger love! 🐯
Love the look on the big guy’s face… “She wouldn’t dare!!!”
In fact, love them all 🙂 And then I look at my’ miniature’, trying to explain to me she wants the door opened, hunting time – such similar expressions… What a lovely start for your new camera <3
Yes, our little tiny domestic kitties are all 🐯🐯 at <3 !
Cindy, a time will come when all we will have left of these beautiful cats are photos like yours.
I fear you may well be correct. Unlike wild creatures, some humans seem incapable of learning. 🐯
What a magnificent animal, they are. I’m glad to hear they are having some success in bringing up their numbers.
Yes, I was very pleased to be able to report this population gain for the first time in over 100 years!
Good news indeed, Cindy.
You captured their personalities – you have a knack for doing that! These are important pictures for so many reasons – especially in light of those population numbers! The video was precious too. The bopping on the head behavior happens in dogs too lol. Just this weekend Henry who was visiting did that to Link a lot lol. These are practice pics?!!! Amazing work! Thank you Cindy!
I love people who love all creatures great & small. The 🐯🐯 and I thank you!
Magnificent creatures! A powerful totem, too. 🙂
It is abysmal that only 4% are left in the wild. 🙁
Yes it is particularly abysmal because some people don’t care and these are the people that allow their destruction to continue.
What stunning creatures! Still, did you see the size of their paws … and their claws?! I’d be terrified to come face to face with such a cat, but I’m glad you captured their pictures for us. And how wonderful that conservation is working to boost their numbers!
A tiger hidden in a jungle would be a truly terrifying creature to encounter unaware on a path. People who live amongst them often wear masks on the back of their heads since tigers like to attack from behind. Still the most terrifying creature of them all are humans, since we are killing off the wild tigers.
I love this, Cindy, as well as your continued support of our wild habitat and all its denizens. And I want that job at the zoo – baby animal caretaker!
Yes, it is a pretty amazing job! My son did a stint at CRES (Center on Research on Endangered Species) which is part of the park. He got to monitor baby cheetahs on display, and was very moved by a tiger dying of old age in the Veterinary Clinic. You can volunteer to work at the park and at other conservation parks if you have the time and inclination. 🐯
That’s wonderful. ‘m so glad your son got the opportunity. It’s priceless.
Amazing photos, Cindy. 🙂
Merci beaucoup mon ami! 🐯
Love these guys. Wonderful captures through the glass Cindy. I felt real (too) close ☺️
It is amazing the photos came out considering the thickness and scratches on the glass. Interestingly, the scratches were on the human side of the glass, not the other way around! 🐯
Now that IS interesting 😣
Aren’t they magnificent!
“Whose immortal hand or eye could frame thy fearful symmetry….”
I feel completely soppy about these two.
You and me both. Watching them play is just so enchanting…. 🐯
Beautiful! Is the whiter one the Sumatran? It’s a pity wild tigers and elephants have difficulty cohabitating with humans, particularly in India. Such beautiful animals.
Sumatrans are the smallest tigers in the world and there are only 300 of them left in the wild which is incomprehensible to me. Here are descriptors of the differences:
Thank you. The fantastic beasts made them so! 🐯
Magnificent shots! It’s so good that they are increasing in numbers! Conservation… yes! 🙂
Conservation YES! Amen 🐯
Magnificent indeed! <3 xo
All creatures wise and wonderful! 🐯
I love the kitties too!
Big, loveable kitty-kats! 🐯
Incredibly beautiful pics!
Incredibly kind of you to say! <3
Your new camera is amazing, Cindy. Thank you for taking photos of these incredibly beautiful creatures and sharing them with us. Such a sad state of our world that so many species are endangered.
Yes it is and too many people don’t care. 🐯
Aww beautiful!! I love tigers!!
They are just absolutely gorgeous aren’t they. 🐯
hehehe yes!! 😉
They are my favorite cats, well, also the snow leopard and all other cats as well, LOL. This is such a wonderful post. Beautiful, uplifting and just adorable. Thank you so much Cindy.
It is so incredibly good to hear there was a small increase in the wild population in the past year! The first in such a long time. I hope it continues. 🐯
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The tiger with the bone…. when I first scrolled upon the image I thought ooooooo Shere Kahn. LOL
Oh my YES!!!! He is looking at me just like that!
“Don’t even think about getting close to me lady……..”
“Trust me, Shere Khan, I won’t!”
They are cute but I think I like cat much better 🙂
Great shots from your new camera!
Your yellow cat may not appreciate the big striped cat……… 🐯
Cheers to you and your capturing of these beautiful creatures. Loved the video … but OMG – the size of the paws on the youngsters!
I know it. The power and mass of these creatures is nothing short of amazing…. 🐯
And a big purr to you, Cindy, for both your photos and your message. –Curt
I know, and am glad to know, that with you, I am preaching to the choir….. 🐯
What a great set of tiger photos.
Thank you. They are irresistible creatures and I am grateful my camera was able to capture that quality. 🐯
Loved your post, Cindy. Beautiful images with your new camera. Big cats are such amazing creatures. Your info about their new habitat beyond the wild, with a waterfall, hiding places and real dirt made me happy for them. <3
Yes, I hear you. Zoos with cages will hopefully become a distant memory and wild life parks the norm. Of course protection in the wild is the best solution.
I agree with you that protection in the wild is the best solution, but the way the world is going in certain countries, greed and the money factor prevails, which is very sad. I still remember that big stink in the news where a dentist in States posted photos of his kill of a majestic lion. 🙁
He had a house full of trophies of endangered and exotic animals he killed. As long as people like this are running around with rifles and no conscience, we do need conservation parks. Can you imagine that guy with a dental drill in your mouth???? Yikes!
Yikes, for sure. Conservation parks are wonderful when managed well. 🙂
Cindy, it is already a disgrace. Yet, even more disgraceful is that there are people who do not give a s&*^ & would easily, very easily, for a few bucks delete all tigers. I’m not sure how humanity can protect these sweet kittens from total annihilation outside of zoos, as humans are involved in the equation. Yet, I hope!
I hear, and agree completely with everything you are saying. Humans are without a doubt the most harmful creatures on this planet and I wish we would finally, stop it already!
Gorgeousphotos of the magestic cats.
The 🐯🐯 and I thank you very much!
They are all so beautiful! Thank you Cindy for sharing this with us!
Thank you more for appreciating the 🐯🐯!
Such beautiful animals! I love to post about my two cats but this was just adorable!
These are just really BIG versions of your kitty-kats! 🐯🐯
Like the way they bonded instantly. Trust the animals to have that innate sense! Super pics.
Good point & very true!
Truly amazing shots. 🙂
Most encouraging & thank you! 🐯
Such magnificent creatures, and those cubs!
Gorgeousness on four very big 🐾🐾 !
What beautiful animals. Truly stunning. (and great photos!)
So happy you appreciate the 🐯🐯 and the photos! Thank you~
Huggable…. but please may they always have the wild place to call home.
Amen, to that. A safe wild place to call home. 🐯
Amazingly sharp images
Thank you! The glass was a substantial obstacle but the camera did a pretty good job considering.
A tigerific post, my friend. (♡◖ฺ◡ฺ◗ฺ)♡I wish I can take the ‘putty-cub’ home. Over here, the Malayan tiger is critically endangered. It was reported there’s only about 250 tigers left. (/❛o❛\)
That is so very sad. Imagine what these tigers think of us humans. <3 🐯 <3
Yes, so very disturbing! (๑´╹‸╹`๑)
You’ve been having fun with your new camera! Your photos are exquisite and a lovely tribute to tigers. I had no idea there are less than 4,000 tigers in the wild, but it makes sense then to push conservation efforts like the facility that houses the cubs. 5.2 acres of safe haven for tigers are invaluable. Thank you for sharing your amazing photos and words. 🌹🐅
Thank you much more for such a thoughtful comment and for appreciating the tigers, and their endangered status. There are only 300 Bengal tigers left in the wild. Soon I fear, there may be none. 🐯
Wow wow wow!
🐯🐯🐯 thanks to you!
They are beautiful and fascinating creatures. Thanks for the beautiful photos and helpful backstory. I’m glad there is a modest increase in their population. Yes, it would be a huge shame if we didn’t preserve them and so many of the big animals of Africa too. I hope we are learning about co-habiting with all the other beings on the planet.
I hope we are learning too. I know many people definitely care about conservation, but unfortunately the people doing the damage do not, which leaves many wild animals extremely vulnerable. 🐯
Cute cats. But I wouldn’t want to take his bones away from him 😀
Kind regards Alexander
I think that would be the last act of anyone foolish enough to try! 🐯
Astonishing shots, especially through glass – though I bet you’re glad it was there! The photo where the tiger with the bone is looking straight at you is amazing.
Thank you very much . Someone said that tiger reminded them of Shere Kahn of Jungle Book fame, and that name fits that look perfectly! 🐯
Oh I am a complete puddle. I love cats of all kinds, but especially tigers, my power animals. I travel with two spirit tigers (big love). Who cares about the glass – wonderful photos.
They are just magnificent creatures. If you feel connected to tigers, you might want to read,
“The Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Survival,” by John Vaillant. It’s quite a read. I read it several years ago and If I remember correctly, it was translated from Russian. I think it is a mixture of fact and fantasy. Google it if you want to sort out the truth from the non. I just found it a fascinating read.
Such cuties! Thanks for including the video, Cindy. So adorable. I agree that it would be a worldwide disgrace if the only tigers left in the world lived in zoos. I’m not a proponent of removing animals from their natural habitats merely for show or ‘education.’ The only lesson children learn from zoos is that it’s okay to exploit other species. We have no right. We’re supposed to be the stewards of Mother Earth, not exploiters or destroyers. Placing an animal in captivity to preserve the species is arguable, from the animal’s point of view. Would I give up my freedom to preserve my species? I doubt it. Temporary captivity is acceptable, if an animal is hurt or endangered, and if the intent is to release the animal back to the wild. Has Planet of the Apes taught us nothing? I wonder . . . Your photos are gorgeous as always, my friend ❤
Yes, it is a terrible compromise when a wild creatures only safe option for species survival are wild animal conservation parks. They are far better than zoos in that animals live in open, natural spaces, roaming outside with trees and water. The Safari Park sponsors CRES (Center for Research on Endangered Species) which is on the cutting edge of using DNA to save endangered species. The are working on saving the endangered northern white rhino of whom only four live in the world, as just one example. They have done so much more than this. They have, for example returned extinct California Condors to California. My son was lucky enough to spend time volunteering for this amazing program.
This is good to know, Cindy. These and several other conservation measures are commendable. I would hope that the end goal is to release animals back to the wild, as many travel great distances on a seasonal, if not daily, basis. The irony is that we humans endangered these species in the first place. I’m grateful that the exploiters are far fewer in number than the stewards ❤
<3 <3 <3
They are indeed! 🐯🐯
Wow! You are in San Diego????
I live just north of San Diego.
I think that would be a disgrace if we ever let it come to that.
Yes, and as we speak here, there are only 300 Bengal tigers left in the wild.
That’s an extremely sad fact.
Oh Cindy, you shot those gorgeous feline eyes right into my heart. Thank you for this beautiful post. <3
Thank you for the 🐯🐯 🐯 <3 my dear friend!
Very cute tiger cub! I want to have one as a pet. Hehehe!
It would cut down on your houseguests substantially…..
…and literally as well. LOL! 😀
I adore tigers, and I think your shots are just perfect despite the thick, scratched glass. Thanks for sharing.
Thank you more for appreciating the 🐯🐯!
Omigosh, they are so purrrfect! Absolutely gorgeous cats. I do hope that conservation can overtake the damage done by people. Thanks for sharing, Cyndy! 😀
I hope so too & 🐯🐯 hugs to you Linda!
Great post! Love the photos!
Merci beaucoup mon ami 🐯
So cute Cindy and the new camera is working very well.
I am still learning it’s nuances but so far am very pleased~
Certainly looking good
Your photos are very manificent ! it is as the tigers are just near you! their paws are impressive!
Merci beaucoup mon ami. I loved looking into tiger eyes! 🐾
Yeah, don’t try and smuggle your tiger across the border……… 🐾
At least you have found the niche in which you can prosper.
These photos are so great! Really incredible. 🙂
The 🐯🐯🐯 and I thank you! <3
Oh Cindy, I’m so glad you “Saw a putty cat” and shared! This made me smile like a cat with cream. I can’t believe you were taking these beautiful photos through scratched glass. Thanks for taking time to include the video too — it was adorable. Hugs!
Hugs and 🐯 <3 back to you sweet Teagan!
I’m liking from my other blog, now! 😀 So, after my other comment about man will wipe out all the Putty Cats, because man is the worst, I just signed an AVAAZ petition against Trump changing some law so his sons can bring home elephant remains from Big Game hunting.
I’m assuming this is true, or there would be no petition.
Oh yes, he dismantled the trophy hunting ban against threatened species so Donny Jr and his ilk can go “Tiger hunting with his elephant gun. In case of accidents he always brung his mum.”
V V G! RH
Absolutely loved seeing the tigers here today, Cindy. Interesting facts, and a marvelous tribute to a most remarkable and beautiful creature. Young cats have the pink nose, and it darkens to black as the cat ages. Simply wonderful post, thank you.
I had no idea about the nose! Thanks for the tigoid 🐾
Fantastic photos! They are precious.
The 🐾 and I thank you!
Such beautiful beings.
The look on the face of the tiger with the bone!!! Almost human. And I think my favorite part was their tender fuzzy ears (on such a ferocious beast!)– Beautiful beautiful! And hope you have the best Thanksgiving ahead, a wonderful time with people you love — are you the cook?? I’m thankful for you and all the beauty you send out over and over. You are amazing Cindy. hugs hugs!
Yes, I am the kook, and I love it, love the eating and too. <3 back to you Rhonda and to your family 🐾
Agree Cindy– I think the best cooks do love to eat too!! Happy Thanksgiving!! xox
I adore tigers 🙂
Mo-hugs and kisses <3
🐾 kisses back 2UX2! <3
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Don’t tell anyone, but tigers really are cheating for a photographer. You can’t take a bad photo of them, lucky beasts! Thank you for supporting the 🐾 Patricia <3
Your tiger photos are magnificent!
You are both kind and appreciated! Thank you 🐾
Wow – these are amazing, awesome – whatever adjective I could think of…these are beyond wonderful.
Oh so kind & so appreciated! 🐾
which RX10 did you get Cindy?
The new IV…..
I should of known you’d get the best! I’d love to have 24 fps! However……..lots of time to go over way more pictures.
I never get the best. I have always used inexpensive cameras. This is the first time I got a pricey one. The speed is pretty amazing but I do use it judiciously for the just the reason you mention.
Great pictures and a lovely video. The best way to get distracted 🙂
Yes indeed, I would pussy foot 🐾 around these guys any day!
A joy to catch up with your stunning photography. Such incredible creatures and hopefully we can keep them alive in the wild too.
The recent increase in wild pop numbers is very encouraging so I do hope so, but I also see people in power with a complete disregard for endangered creatures and habitats so I don’t know…..
Yes, that is worrying and I think just at a point where naturalists were finding some degree of success.
Yes, they need support to continue the progress. 🐾
Fantastic pictures Cindy, you have a keen eye, excellent pictures, that sixth picture is stunning and should be framed.
That was so amazing to experience. He looked at me with that total feral look. He looked at me like a tiger, burning bright! <3
Best close up pic I can ever recall seeing Cindy.
Oh my gosh! I am honored, and humbled. Thank you 🐯
New camera! Wow. Look at the size of those feet for the cubs to grow into. -Oscar
My God! They are so magnificent! And we are killing them off….
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These are beautiful photos of these extraordinary animals!
Thank you so much for highlighting these amazing creatures Charles. I have significant concern about how well we humans are managing our stewardship of this planet. There are less than 400 Sumatrans left in the wild. Closer to 300 actually.
Beautiful. That bone would make some serious bone broth!
Go for it. Tell the tiger. He might disagree. Laughing…. Wonderful to hear from you Wendy <3
Thanks for sharing Cindy! They are so gorgeous and the cubs are adorable!! 😊
Yes, they are, and it is sad we humans seem to hurt that which is most beautiful.
I agree Cindy. Sorry if I asked before but do you live near San Diego, CA? That is where I want to go when my husband retires!!
Yes. I live in an unincorporated rural area north of San Diego.
Wow. I want to live somewhere near the ocean down there since there do seem to be places that take care of sea turtles. 🙂
Yes, There is a stable population of sea turtles in San Diego Harbor and rehab facility for them in South Bay.
That is awesome. Thanks for letting me know Cindy! Maybe someday you and I might meet. Anything can happen. 🐢
Beautiful and scary at the same time! 🙂
That is the allure of the wild ones! 🐾
Merci beaucoup! 🐾
What gorgeous creatures and images! You can see the intelligence in their eyes. Hope you’re enjoying your new camera. 🙂
Thanks Patti & yes, these are highly intelligent creatures looking back at us! 🐾
Um…wonder what THEY are thinking…
liebe Cindy, das ist sehr schön, möge es dir gut gehen, Klaus
Danke mein lieber Freund und alles Gute für dich!
ab heute geht es mit Riesenschritten wieder dem Wochenende entgegen, viel Spaß dabei, Klaus
Die Wochenenden sind wundervoll und ich hoffe, Sie haben einen wunderbaren!
Absolutely fabulous and cute set of photos! Well done as always! Bye. Kamila
So very kind of you to leave such a lovely message here Kamila. All the best to you!
It’s the same problem with every animal………..the more of us,the less of them.
Yes, there are too many of us and too few of them!
yep……..we “could” solve every single problem in the world…..except population! China tried it & failed.We are already having resource problems at 8 billion.Imagine the at 10 or 15!
We will implode sooner, rather than later, as the growth becomes exponential……
Much appreciated! Thank you 🐾
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Another post that I missed when I was away but so pleased I have discovered a combination of Cindy Knoke’s wonderful photography and the wonder of two tiger cubs who have been brought together at a brand new massive enclosure at San Diego Safari Park… do yourselves a favour and head over to enjoy the photographs and the video.
The 🐯🐯 and I are so grateful for friends like you Sally! Hugs to you my friend 🐾🐾🐾
That was the loveliest post Cindy.. so cute and like you it would be dreadful if they only place we could see them is in a zoo.. However, their new enclosure sounds terrific.. hugs xxx♥
You can’t see the glass at all they’re amazing, the one looking over his bone at you it just brilliant.
He’s looking at me like a tiger isn’t he!!!!! Hugs to you Charlotte & thank you too! 🐯
They are such great photos Cindy. You are a real artist! Love the tiger eating the great big bone!
So kind of you. He definitely stared at me with full bore tiger eyes!
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Amazing photos of these beautiful animals!
🐯🐯 hugs & gratitude to you! 🐾
Terrific shots, Cindy!
Grazie mille! 🐾
Sweet Cindy, so many things have been going ( Life ) we know that word, will write a little more latter so sorry have been here..
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Love your kitties
Hugs & blessings to you dear Sherri. Life is so annoying when it interferes with our blogs!!! <3
They are beautiful animals. Are they ravenous or tame?
Probably both, since I doubt a tiger can ever be really tamed.
The 🐯🐯 think you have excellent taste!
These tigers are posing for you I swear they are. What fabulous photos and that one of the tiger protecting his bone! Incredible.
Thanks so much, and yes, it did feel that way. Animals like to stare directly into zoom camera lenses……
These are my favorite kind of “kitties”, Cuz. Beautiful, just magnificent, regal……, and deadly ! 🙂
I know you love the feline species like I do.
The ultimate feline species, tigers, are just beyond amazing aren’t they. And it seems right to me, that they are deadly, but sad to me, that they are not deadly enough to save themselves from us.
Blake was the only poet I know who could capture the meaning of a tiger perfectly, “Whose immortal hand or eye could frame thy fearful symmetry?”
Cindy, the photos are wonderful… but I don’t like to see animals behind bars, the reason why I don’t approve zoos or similar places (unless these are “sanctuaries”). There is much fuss about it… but the freedom you shouldn’t take it away from sentient beings. I have seen many continents and the flora and fauna of them, unfortunately where Man arrives, he brings destruction with it. But this is an awfully long story. Take care, hugs :-)claudine
“I have seen many continents and the flora and fauna of them, unfortunately where Man arrives, he brings destruction with it.”
I share all of your concerns, and relate to your point about the destructiveness of the human species. Some people seem to be planning to go live on Mars once we have completely destroyed this planet. It doesn’t seem an equal substitute to me, and I wish we would put much more money, energy and attention into saving this planet (our only viable home) and all the creatures that live on it.
So very nice!
Alberto Mrteh (El zoco del escriba)
Thank you my friend & be well!
I missed this post, dear Cindy! Awww, they are so adorable and look cuddly.
The tigers are so dramatic looking with their beautiful designs. ❤
When I worked at Cedar Point amusement park, they had baby white lions in the animal nursery. This was an area where a fine, gentle animal trainer named Jungle Larry taught the animals tricks. As far as I know, he never got bitten.
I was lucky enough to hold baby lion cubs a few times. They were soft and silky, fluffy and had plump bellies. They were hand fed baby bottles. I think only once did I get to feed a baby white lion cub in the two full summers I worked there.
We (3 of us in Ohio colleges) lived in the dormitory the first year and the second year, I was chosen to be given the key to the breakfast room in the Hotel Breakers. It was quite an honor. . . We opened at 6 am but were off by one pm. We lived in a small room in the hotel. I meet teenagers in Ohio and always say they should consider doing this. There are such great dances, movies on the beach, and invitations to go out on sailboats. 😊
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Thank you & cheers too!
Love these pictures😘. Tigers are royal animal👍
They are incredible and irreplaceable <3
The tigers are so pretty. You did an amazing job with the photos.
Thanks so much! The fact that they are gorgeous creatures helped quite a bit~
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