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Species: Bengal Tiger
Names: Gypsy (left) & Clarence (right)

Endangered: High on the endangered list


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Animal Name: Clarence
Common Name: Bengal Tiger
Scientific Name: panthera tigris tigris
Classification: Feline
Color Morph: Standard ( Orange / Black / White)
Date of Birth: 12-3-96
Gender: Male
Birth Weight: 1.9 lbs
Eye Color: Golden Yellow
Companion (s): Gypsy
Personality: Clarence is by far the most mellow tempered tiger (and cat) housed at the Sanctuary! With most tigers, males have a tenancy to have better dispositions then that of the females. With Clarence this fact is undoubtedly clear. Clarence will allow his keepers to do almost anything to and around him. He is so gentle and mellow that we actually clean his habitat while he is still inside. Clarence is truly a spectacular animal to work with! A real GENTLE GIANT!
Point of Interest: Clarence is big! Very big! We estimate is weight to be between Six and Seven hundred pounds. As with all the felines housed at the Sanctuary, we keep Clarence on the lean side. It would be no problem for us to increase his weight another 150 pounds. Unfortunately, that would be extremely unhealthy. In captivity, it is crucial to avoid obesity! For this reason, part of normal tiger husbandry practices is to periodically fast them. Think about this. In the wild, tigers do not successfully kill there prey on every hunt. The norm in the wild is feast or famine. For millions of years tigers have evolved to survive this way. As with people, an overweight animal is not a healthy animal.

Animal Name: Gypsy
Common Name: Bengal Tiger
Scientific Name: panthera tigris tigris
Classification: Feline
Color Morph: Standard ( Orange / Black / White)
Date of Birth: 6/10/98
Gender: Female
Birth Weight: 1.4 lbs.
Eye Color: Golden Yellow
Companion (s): Clarence
Personality: Gypsy is an angel! An extremely loving and affectionate female tiger. Gypsy is very used to interaction with her human keepers.
Point of Interest: If you have a very keen eye, you will notice something very unusual about Gypsy! If you look straight at her face head on; you will notice that the inside of Gypsy's right ear is black while the left is white. This is a very rare physical tiger trait. The normal color pattern found in the inside of a tigers ear is all white. You know what they say, "No two tigers are exactly the same". This is very apparent with Gypsy.
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