There are severe problems with the wild tiger population. In addition to being severely threatened by habitat loss and poaching in their natural habitat, these species are also highly vulnerable to the illegal wildlife trade.
These animals are frequently kept as exotic pets after being purchased and sold in this illegal trade. Even while it may seem absurd to have a tiger as a pet in your backyard, the truth is that there are currently more tigers in American backyards than there are in the wild. Yes, the situation is that bad.
Thankfully, there are groups like the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) that work to give exotic creatures like tigers who were wrongfully removed from the wild and confined into confinement a chance at retirement.
The tiger in this film were once subjected to harsh captivity; IFAW actively rescues and rehabilitates these animals. The tigers in the picture, Lily and Carli, are living it up at their sanctuary home in Nevada. For the first time in their lives, these two rescued large cats will be able to marvel at the wonder of swimming in a cool, refreshing pool!
Although it was wrong to ever catch these two tigers in the wild, we are happy to see them happy in their new home.
Enjoy your swim, Lily and Carli!