Photo by Jack Fleming.

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

Montana lived at the Wildlife Waystation in California for a number of years. He belonged to a trainer who boarded him at the facility. He was declawed and was terribly lame, with floppy paws. He was exceptionally good-natured, which endeared him to celebrity donors who would visit and leash walk him. His cage was tiny and he did not survive to be transferred to a true sanctuary who would give him the life he deserved.