The human-tiger relationship is a complex one. These big cats have long captivated humans with their beauty, cunning, and power. Unfortunately, as much as humans admire tigers, we have also done these majestic creatures a disservice. Since the year 2000, tiger habitats have shrunk by a whopping 93 percent, pushing these creatures to the brink of extinction. At the same time, illegal commercial breeding operations that sell tigers sentence wild animals to a life of captivity as props for photos, roadside tourist attractions, and even pets. In fact, there are about 7,000 tigers being kept as pets in the United States — that’s more than there are still living in the wild!
Caesar and Logan, the tigers in the video above, were used as photo props. Thankfully, they were rescued by the Wildcat Sanctuary, an organization that is dedicated to giving big cats, who can no longer return to the wild, the best life possible. Since these cats will never see their native habitat again, the sanctuary’s mission is to make their enclosure nothing short of awesome.
Caesar and Logan are the lucky recipients of a brand new living space and it is tricked out to the max. The pair seems a little uncertain at first, but once they realize that there’s grass to roll around in, pools to splash in, and toys to play with, any second thoughts they might have had fly right out the window.
To learn more about Wildcat Sanctuary and the work they do, visit their official website.