Even though tigers and cats are both mammals, we all know that they are very different. People do call tigers the “big cats,” but they are nothing like the friendly cats we are used to. So, can we keep tigers in our homes as pets? The answer is that we shouldn’t, but we can if it’s what’s best for both us and them.
A woman named Janice Haley, who is 57 years old, is now taking care of two Bengal tigers in her Orlando, Florida, backyard. And she thinks they are just as cute and cuddly as any domestic cat.
Haley said, “As far as they’re concerned, I’m their mother.” “These cute cats rub up against me and let me kiss them on the nose.
Saber is a male white Bengal tiger that weighs 600 pounds, and Janda is an orange Bengal tiger that weighs 400 pounds. Both of them are fed three times a day, and they love their human parents very much.
Haley’s amazing journey began in 1995, when she quit her boring 9-to-5 job to follow her husband David’s advice and take a course on how to train tigers. Since then, she has always worked with these beautiful animals, which she surely loves a lot.
Haley thinks that her two tigers have a better life with her, even though wild animals shouldn’t be kept in small cages.
“Some people do have a point,” she said, “that it is cruel to keep them in captivity.” “A wild animal in a cage is not the best place for it to be. But at this point, there isn’t much hope for them in the wild anymore, and if there aren’t any left in cages, there won’t be any left at all in a couple of years… Here, they are cared for and loved. I wouldn’t mind being a tiger in my backyard, if you ask me.”
Here is a video where you can see her story, which is very moving: