Panoramic view of the Brookfield Zoo Tiger Habitat
Today (5-6-09), I did a panorama (using the TAMRON 70-200mm f/2.8) of the Tiger Habitat @ Brookfield Zoo, of which there are four tigers ... but, I found out that they 'cycle the cats' to keep them away from one another. The 'subject' tiger in this shot is one of the offspring from two of the big cats and is a female. You can see her lying next to the tether ball pole.
The tail was lost during an apparent disagreement between the Sire and the Dame ... the male had the little cat by the nape of the neck and the Dame went for the other end and incidentally ripped and damaged the small female's tail to the point that it had to be amputated. This was a tug-o-war where there were clearly no victors.
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It's a sad truth ... :(