Adrian arrived at Catty Shack Ranch, along with 3 other tigers and Piper the fox on December 13, 2017. The animals had resided at a private facility in South Florida which had sustained damage during Hurricane Irma. We were asked to give a forever home to the 4 big cats to alleviate some of the financial burden of storm damage repairs.
She lives with her brother Rocky and their best friend Haley. When we’ve taken in groups of animals, we’ve given them a group name. These buddies quickly became our “Three Amigos.” All the volunteers who care for the animals know any reference to the “Amigos” means Haley, Rocky, and Adrian.
Adrian is a little smaller than her brother and a little darker in color than Haley. The Amigos very much enjoy their new home at the Ranch. As cubs, they are curious about all that surrounds them and eager to investigate all activity – volunteers at work, Ranch vehicles passing by, water flowing into their pool from a pipe high above. Housed next to the 5 Girls, they keep watch over all the excitement in that enclosure also. As confident youngsters, they know they can match or surpass any amusement provided by the Girls.
Adrian loves to follow volunteers and visitors along the fence line, chuffing a friendly greeting. She readily joins in any games that ringleader Haley instigates. Watching the cubs play in their enclosure and guests smiling and laughing at their antics, it is hard to determine who is having more fun – the tigers or the visitors! It is a special privilege to help Adrian (and Rocky and Haley) grow and mature in our loving care.
Adrian enjoys a healthy diet of raw meat, portions appropriate to her age, size and nutritional needs. All our animals receive regular veterinary care and are very much loved.
Born: April 28, 2016
Rescued: December 12, 2017
Classification: Panthera tigris altaica (Siberian tiger)