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Catch a tiger by the... what!? by MonsterBrand Catch a tiger by the... what!? by MonsterBrand
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Whirl, the Amur Tiger
Nicole Peterson

Brookfield Zoo, 2009


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TashaWasha Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I Looove this picture! Love her eyes -so alert, her pose-looks like she's hyper aware of her surroundings to me, and just the overall clarity of the picture... :heart: I really just love your work, in general, to be honest. lol
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Owl-Heart Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I love Whirl!! She's actually my favorite tiger at BZ. I go there all the time. ^-^
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Trapped-Echoes Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My family had a cat that had no tail, but it was born w/o one (Manx).
How did this Tiger loose his tail?
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KahlaWolf Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I went to a wildlife sanctuary recently and these recused tigers had docked tails too and the workers there said that the previous owners (who were super abusive) docked their tails to "identify them" which is dumb. It was for sure docked though. Unless it's deformed, tigers will be born with tails :) 
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Trapped-Echoes Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist

That’s horrible.

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KahlaWolf Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah those poor babies barely had room to sketch and little buckets of water instead of a big body of water that tigers REQUIRE because they are swimmers. So most of them are a bit afraid of the water :( 
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Growlie26 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awww, poor kitty. I'm glad he's safe in the zoo cause, I'm a mega tiger lover. He's very gorgeous.
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LilithHatchersoon Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hahaha,lol:lmao:
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Double-of-Magrat Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
luckily it was just a tail, not her head!

But she is such a pretty girl, even without tail ))
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Starhorse Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Professional General Artist
I love his face. "What? I don't?!"
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Kaguetora Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He's a beutifull tiger! wow, and that huge tai-- O.O wut happened to his tail? He's still gorgeous!! Muahahaha! :3
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MonsterBrand Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Professional Photographer
When she was a cub, she got to close to her father that was inside another enclosure and he bit her tail off.

But she's in excellent health now and is the most active captive tiger I've ever come across :D
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Kaguetora Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Outch, poor her : (

It's great that's she's healthy!! :D She's very pretty!! :D
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Soulphur Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow what a gorgeous Tiger! I love the Soft pastel look of her fur ^^
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Lady-ALTernate Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's a Manx tiger! lol so cute!
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NekoNinja13 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
thats right gurl i said toe
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wickedphoenix93 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
aww I love her expression!
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ladymeow Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
ha! I love this. It looks quite a bit like my old pet cat.
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teengohan187 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Student Artist
it's a girl? oh well i don't care. :( aww her tail's gone that's sad.
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Ayame-Kenoshi Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
I like how she looks shocked that she doesn't have a tail. :giggle: Awesome capture!
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BlackBlueDawg Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, it actually IS Whirl! I've actually been working at Brookfield Zoo since 2010, and I've seen Whirl quite a few times when I had time to kill before and after work. I saw this pic and it reminded me of her, but I didn't think it actually was her! Turns out...It is! :XD: That is so cool, seeing her right here after having seen her with my own eyes. And yes, it is a sad story about what happened to her tail. But she was such a sweetheart, I loved her! Great job with the photo!
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SweetKitty025 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
She's adorable <3
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lil-razzle-dazzles Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
:giggle:
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ChocolateQuill Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
Beautiful!
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roughteddy Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
The head of this tiger is ugly. But nice work. ;)
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Soulphur Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How is this tiger ugly?
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CheezayBallz Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
why is the head ugly?? O__o
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TheTigerz Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist
Poor tiger :(



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lemurkat Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awww, she's like a bobtailed tiger! Sad story though, I'm glad she's living a pretty rich and exciting life. Good thing it was only her tail and not her head that was too close to the bars.
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ShinyUmbreon01 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awww, she's beautiful. :heart:
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moonlightbird Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
Where is the tail? Poor tiger!
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MonsterBrand Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Professional Photographer
When she was just a cub, she was in an exclosure too close to her aggressive father and he bit it off.

Despite her lack of tail, she is actually the happiest and most active tiger I've ever seen in captivity. :heart:
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moonlightbird Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
Aww, poor she :hug:
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