Crazy Tiger Time

Today I watched two clips off of animal planet. They both were on the same story. These clips really grabbed my attention because I never new that people had tiger farms I always thought that the only people who owned tigers were circus people or zoos. The clips were about this family who owns a ranch for tigers.

http://animal.discovery.com/tv-shows/fatal-attractions/videos/tiger-ranch-incident.htm

http://animal.discovery.com/tv-shows/fatal-attractions/videos/tiger-ranch-incident.htm

In the first clip I watched, a white tiger named Jupiter killed  his owner Chuck. Chuck was walking towards the tiger to get him to move. While  walking, Chuck tripped over a piece of pipe that was lying on the ground. Chuck’s fall seemed to have startled Jupiter. Once he had fallen, the tiger attacked. The family kept him because they thought that the tiger didn’t do anything wrong. Sometime later the mother of Chuck, Joy, went to help her father feed the tigers. Once it was Jupiter’s turn, Joy began to feel dizzy suddenly she fell over. Again the tiger attacked, killing her in seconds. The family was extremely upset. I didn’t watch the whole story, so I am unsure of what they did to the tiger. But it did have me thinking.

Why would the tiger attack someone that raised him? What caused the tiger to attack? Did the tiger feel threatened? So I looked further into it. My research was interesting.

Tigers cause more human deaths than any other big cat. They have killed at least 373,000 people between the years 1800 and 2009. A tiger mainly attacks because a human came too close or surprised them. Some tigers also become man eaters.

A tiger becomes a man- eater because of human actions, such as attacking the tigers or humans moving into a tigers territory. It also is possible that the tigers mistaken the humans as something else.

In another article I read, that anything out of the ordinary can cause a tiger to attack. For example if a tiger is ordinarily in a peaceful area, any kind of commotion can cause them to attack.

I don’t think that it would be a good idea to have a tiger farm because they are so unpredictable. I would still love to work with tigers, just have them behind a cage.

I love tigers, and I think they are beautiful creatures.

 

tigerrr                                                     human and tiger                                                                                                                             white tiger

 

How can these beautiful creatures be so dangerous.

Posted: Tuesday, July 30th, 2013 @ 11:27 pm
Categories: Asking Questions and Defining Problems, Cause and Effect Mechanism and Explanation, Engaging in Argument from Evidence, Life Sciences, Stability and Change Patterns.
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