The Trouble with Tigers

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The challenge with big cats is that they sleep twenty hours a day.  Take this fellow for instance, the Amur Tiger.  He’s sleeping.

A lot.

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He’s also not the most friendly beast on the planet.  One of our visits, the zookeeper told us that he bit off his daughter’s tail and killed his son, so they’re obviously never on display at the same time.  I can’t see closely enough to tell if this is the papa with tail or the daughter without, and he didn’t get up to wander around on our visit.

One amusing tidbit is that one visit while we were watching him, the tram went by.  The tram tours are narrated by the driver, and this particular driver had a heavy Southern accent.  He described this tiger as the “Armor” Tiger instead of Amur Tiger.

Sorry today’s post is tardy (another T word – hey!), this cold is kicking my butt.  I hope to get back on track tomorrow.  Sleep well!

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5 Replies to “The Trouble with Tigers”

  1. Do tigers sleep 20 hours a day in the wild or in captivity? I would think there would be too much going on out in the wild. In captivity they might be bored. Sleeping that much, just think of how much life they miss out on.

    Kind of like me.

    1. Right? I think it depends on the circumstances and the breed of cat. Tigers are known for their violence toward young; so, too, are lions though usually it’s toward young of another male and not one’s own offspring. Not always, though.

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