Thursday, August 26, 2010

Thankful for Tiny Tigers!

Meet Yuri, a 3.5 month old tiger cub from the Erie Zoo in PA.

Yuri is an Amur Tiger and they are endangered.

Look at that cute cubalicious face!

Big YAWN... little roar... he was playing very hard!

I wonder if this is a great big Tiger-sized catnip toy? 

He was being oh so sweet with the visitors...

Another close-up!

9 comments:

Kas said...

He sure is a big furry cutie, many years ago I was a Zookeeper at Taronga Zoo in Sydney and a few of us lkucky keepers used to exercise a Sumatran tiger cub, she was called Kemiri and was very feisty!!!!

Martin Hooper said...

Carm I can see the similarities between yesterdays Pride pics and today's tiger... ;)

They are similar just scaled up!!

The Kool~Kittie~Krew said...

OMC~!!! He is the CUTEST thing!!! The video was absolutely PURRecious!!!

Kea said...

What a gorgeous, precious boy!

On the one hand, I wish no animals were living in zoos--they belong in the wild--but on the other hand, we humans are killing off so many species that this is the only way they'll survive. And I know zoos (if well-run, properly managed, with natural habitats and acres to roam) offer educational opportunities as well. So I'm mixed in my feelings about them!

Cheysuli and gemini said...

What a great bit kit!

Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

Awww, playin just like Coco's 5 week old kittencats play! And lookee at them huge paws too!

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Angel and Kirby said...

He is a sweet 'baby'.

CCL Wendy said...

Oh that face -- I could just eat it up! Not really, of course -- I think it would be the other way around, even though Yuri's still so small.

You must have gone nuts over this little guy. You've taken some great shots of him. What a sweetie!