When Nik first arrived at Big Cat Rescue in 2007, he was very elusive and would often hide in his den when keepers approached his enclosure. Gradually he became more and more curious about the new people in his life and would peer out the doorway of the den and watch everyone very closely. While Nikita continued to be shy, he gradually warmed up to his keepers and no longer stayed in his den when people walked by. He enjoyed living in a spacious one-acre enclosure with grass, trees, a cave-like den, a pool and a new platform to survey his home.
— at Big Cat Rescue