Monday, 30 August 2010

Another phone call!!

Looking at my phone I instantly recognised the number and thought to myself, 'I wonder what animals it will be this time'. I was not wrong - my colleague at the end of the line told me they had just confiscated two young Bengali tiger cubs at the border.

Although they were small we were not prepared for the sight of them in the terrible crate they were in...

We very quickly set to work on their enclosure providing them with enough straw to disappear into comfortably, lots of logs to climb on and a small pool in which they could swim.

After an adjustment period the tigers began very slowly to wander about their new home investigating everything around them and finally even took a dip!
We hope that with a great deal of peace and quiet, respect, good food and space, the tigers will grow and become stronger until such time as we may be able to rehome them in an appropriate sanctuary.