Sunday 16 November 2003

10,000 Pet Tigers!?

This story caught my eye. There's only about 5,000 Bengal Tigers in the wild but "up to 10,000 tigers are currently being kept as pets in basements and backyards across the US." One fellow was found with a 350 pound tiger in his New York flat! Well, maybe that's a bit of good news for conservationists. Once we can't find a species in the wild, we just have to start checking peoples backyards. Pet rhino anyone?

1 comment:

  1. I just cannot believe people keep tigers in their basements. if a cub is homeless, then it is ok to breed until it becomes adult. then it has to go fend for itself. Keeping pet tigers should be banned!