Ex Circus Tiger Starts New Life At Florida Sanctuary

Ex Circus Tiger Starts New Life At Florida Sanctuary
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Before his rescue from an illegal circus this tiger had never wetted his paws – now he swims in his own lake every day. Animal Defenders International (ADI) were on track to rescue Hoover and one other tiger from the circus during a nationwide law enforcement operation in 2014, but the circus went underground and Hoover was lost for almost a year until a member of the public tipped off ADI to the location of the Peruvian circus. Together with Peruvian wildlife officials, ADI seized Hoover from the circus – he later became the sole survivor of up to 12 tigers who were kept by Circo Africano – and took the emaciated, parasite infested tiger to their temporary holding facility. Finally, in April 2016 BCR received the green light from United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), in time for Hoover to arrive at his new one-acre enclosure on his twelfth birthday.

Find out more about BCR’s work at: http://bigcatrescue.org

Information on ADI can be found at: http://www.ad-international.org

Videographer / director: Big Cat Rescue
Producer: Hannah Stevens, Ellie Winstanley
Editor: Sonia Estal

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  1. What a beautiful story. Thanx to you lovely people.Too see that beautiful animal set free, was wonderful to watch. Godbless you all for all the fantastic work you do.♥♥✝??

  2. Why are these videos so short? Is it too much trouble to continue recording for a few more minutes so the viewers can see the tiger in its new life?

  3. Beautiful that he got rescued, wish it was sooner and in truth wish he was where he belongs but the Sanctuary is a great alternative for him, hope he regains some of his natural strength even at his old age.

  4. This is why you shouldn't go to the circus, unless it's one with human performances only. Every circus you go to you just reinforce the circus, and what they do to these animals…

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