Escaped Wild Tiger Returns to India Zoo to Be With Tigress

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Everybody appreciates a good love story, and there is a strange one brewing in the animal kingdom. Recently, PawNation reported on a wild tiger who wandered into an Indian zoo to be with a captive tigress named Sara, only to leave his lady love a few days later. Well, guess who's back? According to the Daily Mail U.K., the tiger has returned to Nandankanan Zoological Park after a few days of bachelorhood to be with Sara again.

The furry suitor was spotted by cameras sneaking into the safari area of the zoo. The return of this wild animal resurrects the conversation between zoo officials and the National Tiger Conservation Authority about what is best for the tiger. When the animal first arrived, the zoo was hoping to keep the beast to help boost the tiger population by mating him with the female, while others believed he should be returned to the wild. Before talks could get serious, the tiger escaped by jumping an 18-foot-high wall.

The tiger's escape caused panic in the surrounding villages, but no attacks or injuries occurred. Now that the tiger is back in the zoo's custody, until a final choice is made, everyone can rest a little easier ... except for Sara. The tigress maybe left wondering if her true love will stick around or run out on her for a second time.

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Perhaps the male tiger got a glimpse of human life in the city and decided that he was safer in the zoo ?

June 26 2013 at 11:06 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Those who make these comments have no idea how dangerous a tiger can be.
This is no house cat! It had no trouble jumping a 18 ft wall. It is in superb condition and eats to stay there.
The local population deservedly so, are in a panic.
A tiger has no problem eating whatever it wants!
A decision should be made regarding its' safety as well as the safety of the surrounding population before something terrible happens.

June 26 2013 at 10:11 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I have a suggestion... IF the tiger wants to stay, let him. If he chooses to go, let him do that! They have no right to keep him just to boost the tiger population. I am sure that if he is free to come and go as he has been, that he would choose to willingly boost the population when the time is right! If he isn't doing harm in the surrounding villages, he is obviously healthy enough to support his needs in the wild. I don't see on the flip side, what the problem with animal rights activists is, either. If he is happy at the preserve/zoo, let him stay. He is safer there, anyway, with poachers trying to annihilate every living creature worth anything in pieces on the black markets in Asia. The last black Rhino in a preserve was killed and taken for its horn--assisted by the men hired to protect it, the poachers came in and killed it. There should be places for animals to live safely, without human interference, and a time when species receive help to survive if they need it. So many things are gone, and all because of some people's greed.

June 26 2013 at 6:52 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Ah, love!

June 26 2013 at 12:53 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Here kitty,kitty. I wanna scratch your tummy.

June 25 2013 at 10:12 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Such magnificent creatures

June 25 2013 at 9:37 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

He's beautiful!

June 25 2013 at 5:39 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

He's beautiful!

June 25 2013 at 5:38 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

Since tigers are solitary, (except in zoos) it's more likely he came back for the regular meals he'd been getting.

June 25 2013 at 5:29 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

Probably realized it was safer in captivity then out free, poor baby. Hope he likes his new girl!

June 25 2013 at 3:25 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
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