Retired From the Circus

Photo by Chris Poole.

Finalist in the 2020 Tigers in America-Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries annual photo and video contest to celebrate International Tiger Day.

Bengali used to pull a chariot, until he refused and was confined to live the rest of his life in a transport cage. His release was negotiated by Big Cat Rescue where he now lives. His temperament changed from “treacherous, and will kill somebody” to every keeper’s favorite tiger.

— at Big Cat Rescue