The Traditional trainers in the circus have struggled to build an attachment with the largest of the big cats 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.
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
TIGERS like very much to swim and love to play in the water.
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.
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.
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.