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Thursday, July 14, 2005

My Adopted Son



This is Caesar, a tiger of undetermined origin. He came to EFBC when he was four months old, confiscated by Fish & Game after law enforcement offficials found him in the bathroom of a Burbank apartment during a drug bust. The tranquilizer used on Caesar during the bust was not the right kind to use on a tiger. Plus his diet had consisted at least partially of clay kitty litter, so Caesar was one sick boy when he arrived at EFBC.

It was touch and go for a few days, but now he's a full grown tiger, dwarfing our Bengal female, Jasmine. His lighter coloring and large size indicates that Caesar is at least part, if not all, Siberiantiger. His good temper and mischievious nature are simply part of his personality.

Photo by Nancy Vandermey

(Caesar is one of the few 'rescue' cats at EFBC, which is primarily a breeding facility for endangered felines.)

5 Comments:

  • At 3:52 PM, Blogger FreeThinker said…

    This looks like Mike The Tiger, my college mascot!

     
  • At 7:53 AM, Blogger zhadi said…

    That's a very cool picture; thanks for the link! It looks like Mike is ripping the innards out of the school building...

     
  • At 2:34 PM, Blogger FreeThinker said…

    That's our football stadium; affectionately known as "Death Valley" (sometimes "Deaf Valley.")

    Football is worshipped like a religion in the Deep South!

     
  • At 11:32 AM, Blogger Pink Lemonade Diva said…

    Freethinker - more than one university with a Tiger mascot goes by Death Valley?

    (sorry to have hijacked the topic, Zhadi!)

     
  • At 9:11 PM, Blogger FreeThinker said…

    Not to my knowledge, Ms. Diva.

    Can you guess my alma mater by these clues?

    * Mascot = tiger
    * Stadium = "Death Valley"
    * Locale = Deep South

     

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