Smuggler was a little over a year old when Aasha arrived. His gentle temperament made him a candidate for living with Aasha. Tigers are often more content if they have company in captivity, but the process of finding the right companion is time-consuming and the keepers must be very watchful, observing all behaviors and any potential for conflict. First the two tigers were introduced in adjoining enclosures (but no room for a paw to go through).
Aasha was quite a bit smaller but totally fearless.