Shere Khan, Napping

Photo by Constance Schey.

Finalist in the 2022 Tigers in America-Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries annual photo and video contest to celebrate International Tiger Day.

Rescued as a cub from a drug dealer’s basement in 2001, along with a lion cub (Leo) and a bear cub (Baloo). The three lived together in one enclosure throughout their lives at Noah’s Ark, when the staff realized that they had bonded over their shared trauma in the basement. Leo passed away in 2016, and Shere Khan passed in December of 2018.