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Siberian/Ussurian tiger Sonja


Sonja will never again have to go through circus dressage

Sonja was six months old when she got into our care from circus. They brought her with a collar around her neck. Sadly, dressage in a circus starts from early age and it was no different in her case as well. She quite quickly came out of her shell here and now she enjoys free will and she can do what she wants or doesn't want, along with other tigers. She finally has her well-deserved freedom and she can behave as a true wild cat. Unfortunately, she has to live her life in captivity, but freely as much as possible and without the cruelty and we are trying to make up for that here.

At the beginning of 20th century, there were about 100 thousand tigers worldwide. Now there are only about 3-4,5 thousand tigers in the wild.

Siberian tigers are the biggest ones from all the tiger subspecies. The males weight about 180-306 kg and therefore they are bigger than the females (100-167kg). 29th July is the International day of tigers, since 2010 when it was established at the Global tiger recovery summit in Saint-Petersburg (Tiger summit for short).

Tigers love water and so each of them has to have a pool in their enclosure. One of their most distinct characteristic are their stripes. Each tiger has their own unique pattern, just like humans have their fingerprints. Their skin has the same stripe pattern as their fur.

    For the ADOPTION DONATION for Sonja we would like to thank: Janette Holúseková.


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