This Starving Tiger Was So Skinny And Underweight, But Wait Until You See Him Now!

A Tiger named  Cincinnati was one out of 10 tigers who first arrived at Texas In-Sync Exotics Wildlife Rescue in February 2013.

The tigers and three cougars, came from a wildlife facility that had decided to get rid of its carnivores. When they arrived, it was a devastating  sight, they were underweight while others were completely bald.


“When Cincinnati and the other cats arrived, they were so starved that they were so unhealthy,” Angela Culver is the media director of In-Sync Exotics, told The Dodo. “Cincinnati was so underweight and starved that we had to throw individual meat balls through the fence to keep him from eating too quickly.”

The tiger was in sever condition, he weighed only 236 pounds when he ought to have weighed 400.


Despite his poor health that Cincinnati arrived in, his personality was crystal clear since day one, Culver said. But he had a long road ahead of him.


“As soon as we let him out on the playground for the first time, he took he went to explore,” she said.


“The look in his eyes was like a child getting to play for the first time in his life. For never had the fun and joy  he so enjoyed.  It was amazing to see just how much he enjoyed playing in the grass and having feel it under his feet and having room to run,” Culver continued.


It wasn’t until five months after their arrival that these rescued tigers, including Cincinnati …


… began to look healthy and truly enjoy their surroundings


Cincinnati is now 10, is full of spirit and confidence. He loves spending his days running around and relaxing on his playground …


… surfing on his large blue disc in his enclosure’s pool …


…. and loves his playmate, Serena!


“He’s a total goofball and clown who loves showing off for anyone who will watch,” Culver said.


“He likes playing peek-a-boo when he’s in the pool … He has the joy and happiness back in his eyes that all can see!


You can keep up with Cincinnati and Serena on Facebook.


Want to help In-Sync Exotics continue rescuing and providing a home for big cats like Cincinnati? You can make a donation here.



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