Girls Swimming with Tigers


Girls Swimming with tigers

The Traditional trainers in the circus have struggled to build an attachment with the largest of the big cats tigers.


Girls Swimming with tigers

But The Institute of Greatly Endangered and Rare Species, or TIGERS, near Miami, found the easy way to overcome the problem by encouraging both tigers and humans to swim together in a specially built swimmingpool.

Girls Swimming with tigers

Tigers are known as the best swimmers of all the big cats with a modified webbing between their toes to make their feet more like flippers

Girls Swimming with tigers

TIGERS like very much to swim and love to play in the water.

Girls Swimming with tigers

The hand-reared tigers are introduced to the water a few months after birth and the trainers then give one-on-one training to each of the animals while they are in the water.

Girls Swimming with tigers

Filled with 100,00 gallons of water, for viewing the public, the tiger pools one side is made of glass, so the visitors can see the handlers and the animals up close swimming together.

Girls Swimming with tigers

The most exciting thing is that the trainers are never at risk. In the water the people and the tigers are on a more equal footing.

Girls Swimming with tigers

Girls Swimming with tigers

Girls Swimming with tigers

Girls Swimming with tigers

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