Great news! Wild tiger numbers increasing

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    1. I think they’re the most beautiful animal in the world, although there are many contenders. RC has a right to be smug with relatives like these running around.

  1. Grrrreat News.

    We got to pet tigers, and lions, and snow leopards.

    Some time back, 20 plus years, the Lincoln Park Zoo, here in Chicago, built a new Big Cat structure. So in one day a mess-o-vets, taking advantage of the cats moving to the new digs, anesthetized, gurneyed, and did check-ups, teeth cleaning, and other basic health maintenance on the critters.

    So Susan and I walk into the public viewing area of the old cat place and saw 15 or so big cats sleeping, surrounded by a group of vets and assistance working on each cat. This was not open to the public. Susan had a friend, a Zoo vet, who invited us, “To Pet The Tiger.”

    And we did. I was tentative. Some… what if they awake? More, the cats didn’t give permission to be touched.

    But I did. I scratched a Snow Leopard behind his ears. And a lion, and the tiger.

... and that's my two cents