18 January 2009

Circus! - Roger & the house-trained Tigers


Meet Roger Flack, the trainer and tamer of the tigers. Well-fed and in great condition, the seven tigers eat 200 kilos of red meat a day.

You see them playing in the smaller photo. If you enlarge it, you'll see a wooden frame just below the large wheel. The tigers squat over this box to urinate. It stands, presumably, over a drain. Well they are cats, after all and that's what cats do but it hadn't occurred to me that circus tigers would be house-trained. They are!

7 comments:

angela said...

The way tigers are being wiped out in the wild by poachers and angry farmers zoos and circuses will soon represent the only hope of survival for the species.
I think they are the most beautiful animal on the planet..

Ineke said...

i love tigers too.
and yet, like many i suppose, i get a bit uneasy when is see them performing their 'tricks'

Virginia said...

They are gorgeous and will take your word for their care and conditions. I love the close up of the white tiger. Magnificent.
V

Bill B. said...

Beautiful animals.

Anonymous said...

Whaat fab animals. Wow tigers that are house broken??? hee Polite tigers. Trainers in Monaco really do their a "thorough" training job haa. that's great. However, a happy cat is a well performing cat and truly they do a good job.

Anonymous said...

it brings to mind; all those pics of Ranier playing with the young cubs. He really had a trainers heart to want to work so closely with those animals like that and to allow the cubs to roam the palace with the kids as pets was a story that was quite amusing and endearing.

crittoria said...

They are beautiful! I had no idea they could be house-trained!!

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