Stripy Felines

I really, really love animals, especially big cats. Tigers and snow leopards are amongst my favourite animals because they are somehow both graceful and dangerous at the same time. It’s such a shame many of these gorgeous animals are endangered andI really want to prevent them from becoming extinct.

A few months ago, I visited a shelter for tigers where tourists could pet these animals and take photographs of them: I must say I still feel guilty for falling into this tourist trap but I simply could not withstand the charming little cubs…

To be honest, I felt a little sorry for them. Imagine being cooped up in a cage all your life instead of roaming the jungle like your ancestors… On the other hand, these kind of organisations are much friendlier than killing animals for money, which is simply a disgrace!

Now onto some cool facts.Tigers are the largest species of cats and they came from the sabre-toothed cat: they rely on their canine teeth to survive and if they lose them, they can quite easily die.  They are nocturnal hunters and live solitary lives with the exception of when a mother gives birth to cubs. Tigers can eat up to 21 kg  (!) of meat in one night and their roar can carry on up to 2km!

It is not part of a true culture to tame tigers, any more than it is to make sheep ferocious.

Henry David Thoreau



2 thoughts on “Stripy Felines

  1. OH MON DIEU ! Les tigres sont tellement mignons !
    Je suis tout à fait d’accord avec toi, c’est désolant de voir un animal en cage, enfermé et observé tel une bête de foire ….
    Mais de cette façon, nous pouvons les approcher, les carresser et jouer avec eux, choses impossibles dans leur milieu naturel !
    Et puis, ils sont en vie, non victime de braconnage.
    Les félins sont adorables 😛


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