Tony the Truck Stop Tiger

Photo by Darlene De Santis.

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

Tony, a Siberian/Bengal tiger was used as a roadside attraction in Louisiana for 17 years, breathing diesel fumes and confined to cramped quarters. He became the poster-tiger for advocacy groups around the world who beseeched Tony’s owner to relocate him to a true sanctuary. He died at the Tiger Truck Stop in 2017.