Lily is a captive-born tiger who was originally under private ownership. The person who owned her was in a serious car accident which later required surgery so the owner could no longer commit to raising and caring for the tiger cub. Lily was transferred to another facility for temporary care which also included observation and nutritional support following a seizure she experienced when quite young. The operator of that facility visited Animal Ark many years ago, liked the sanctuary, and knew we had housing for tigers with an exhibit remodel currently underway. Lily’s owner also wanted her to come to Animal Ark after learning about us. Following a discussion about taking the cub arrangements were made while we waited on the weather. Lily arrived between storms at a snowy Animal Ark on January 24, 2017. Her fluffy thick fur was perfect for her new home.
Common Name: Tiger
Scientific Name: Panthera tigris
Date of Birth: August 28, 2016
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