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The Tigers of Loro Parque - Prince and Saba | by Dysartian
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The Tigers of Loro Parque - Prince and Saba

The tigers at the Loro Parque Zoological Foundation (Tenerife) are Bengal Tigers (Panthera tigris). ‘Prince’ the male tiger is a hybrid of a Bengal Tiger and a Siberian Tiger (hence the unnaural colour), whilst his companion Saba has the more normal tiger colouration. Both animals were hand-reared from birth and were trained to appear on TV shows and in circuses. They came to Loro Parque when their owner decided to donate them to a better living environment. At Loro Parque in Tenerife, they have their own island with ample vegetation cover and a moat to swim in and of course a good diet. I understand now that albino tigers are hybrids and can have lots of defects because of their breeding and the poor things have usually been bred by unscrupulous humans to make money for them in shows and freak zoo exhibits.

 

Made Explore #375 on March 27th along with horse with daffodils photo? Have they changed the Explore algorithm again. That makes 3 Explores in 3 days after about 6 in 18 months?

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Taken on March 19, 2011