Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Swim With a Tiger Cub?

From ABC: 

If swimming with dolphins is not exciting enough for you, how about a tiger cub? A private zoo in Dade City, Fla., is now giving patrons the chance to swim with a Siberian tiger cub.
While it might sound dangerous, it’s a roaring success with customers from as far away as Iceland lining up and paying $200 for just 30 minutes to cuddle, bottle feed and swim with Tony the tiger – a 6-week old cub.
“It’s kind of a limited time that we can do it in Florida. You can only interact with the tiger until they’re 40 pounds,” said Randy Stearns, head animal trainer and president of Wild Things.
When full grown, Tony could tip the scales at more than 1,000 pounds. But for now, Tony can be yours to play with at Wild Things.

Would you allow your kids to swim in the pool with the tiger cub?  Would you swim with one? Do you think it is safe to swim with tiger cubs?  It does sound neato.  I think given the chance that I would swim with a tiger cub.  


Opus #6 said...

Sounds interesting. I would not want the kids to do it though. They need to be 18 to take the risk on themselves.

Teresa said...


Yes it does. I think 12 would be an okay age for kids to be in the pool with tiger cubs .... but only if an adult was also in the pool with them.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Ah, look at the kitteh.

Leticia said...

Wow! $200 bucks! If it was cheaper, most definitely me and my boys would be swimming with those gorgeous little cubs. But no way I would fork out that kind of money for 30 minutes.

cube said...

Little Tony is welcome in my pool anytime... emphasis on the word "little".