Two tiger cubs, each of whom ended up in their own isolating predicament on opposite sides of the country, have been brought together in one great best friends story!
This little guy was seized by customs agents at a California border crossing on August 23rd, 2017 when some doofus tried to smuggle him across the border.
The cub was suspected to be about 6 weeks old and was promptly taken to the Safari Park for veterinary care.
The San Diego Union Tribune
Panthera tigris tigris
IUCN Status: Engangered
~2,500 left in the wild
On July 11, 2017, a tiger was born across the country at the Smithsonian's National Zoo in Washington D.C. Unfortunately, the cub was rejected by its mother when he was only 19-days-old. After attempts to reunite mom and cub again failed, the Zoo's Great Cats team worked on other solutions.
Panthera tigris sumatrae
IUCN Status: Critically Endangered
~400 left in the wild
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