2016 - 2022
Tiggy was hand raised as a pet in Centurion, Gauteng in someone’s backyard. Tigers have similar traits to house cats and people do not realize their power and strength until they get bigger or an incident occurs. At 14 months old, Tiggy became too dangerous for his previous owners and they started to look for any sanctuary who had room for him. We were contacted and happy to give Tiggy a forever home with us.
Bengal tigers are classified as exotic species in South Africa and because of his human imprint, he couldn’t be released into the wild. The reality of Bengal tigers is that they are endangered by human activities to the extent that you will find more in captivity in South Africa than in India and surrounding countries.
Unfortunately, Tiggy passed away in October 2022. Tiggy was a lovable vocal tiger who told the story of his second chance by making his signature chuff sound every time you saw him. He will always have a special place in our hearts and his memory will continue to live as long as the predator park exists.