Illinois Man Who Brought His Tiger Into a Bar Wants Us to Relax
John Basile of Lockport, Illinois is expected to appear in court later this month for bringing his tiger Shere Khan into a bar. Basile's lawyers claim there has been much "sensationalism and speculation" in the media about their client's actions, but really, this is a story that sensationalizes itself.Read on...
Good Morning. Here’s a Small Child in a Tiger Suit Playing With a Tiger Cub.
Meet Marshall and Kali. Marshall's a young tiger enthusiast visiting the Point Defiance Zoo in Tacoma, Washington, and Kali is a tiger cub at said zoo. Did we mention Marshall is wearing a tiger suit? Watch the two of them playing through the glass and for two minutes and 10 seconds feel like everything is wonderful.Read on...
Wild Tiger Kittens Spotted for the First — Wait, Elephant Cams?!Adorable kitten videos circulating on the Internet really don't need an introduction, not even when they're tiger cubs. But believe it or not, this is the first footage ever made of a tiger mom with newborn cubs in the wild. And who's bringing this to us? BBC Earth is. Nicely done, BBC! And who brought it to them? Elephants. See for yourself.Read on...
Tigers Work Swing Shift to Avoid Humans in NepalIf you don't think of "being exceedingly reasonable about scheduling matters" as a trait generally shown by big cats who chase down and eat small, fluffy things, you're not alone. A group of tigers in Nepal, however, is demonstrating a degree of tact and diplomacy not usually seen in quarter-ton feline killing machines. The tigers of Nepal's Chitwan National Park have changed from their normal daytime feeding habits to make their living as nocturnal predators, seemingly in the interest of avoiding conflict with the humans who call the area home and share many of the same roads and trails used by tigers.Read on...
10 of Our Favorite Fictional Tigers
In honor of the Chinese New Year, our Power Grid this week is full of tigers, the Zodiac animal of 2010. They are advertising icons and side kicks, they walk on two legs or four, most of them talk, and a few of them are accompanied by heavy doses of nostalgia.
In accordance with ancient Gnostalgic tradition, we will now quote Bill Watterson:Read on...