By the time USDA inspectors discovered Aasha the Bengal tiger in a traveling circus, she was 9 months old and weighed a meager 30 pounds, which would have been healthy for a tiger about a third her age. Not long after this, the USDA contacted Vicky Keahey, the founder of Wylie, Texas’In-Sync Exotic’s Wildlife Rescue and Educational Center, and to ask if she could help.
As it turned out, Aasha’s mistreatment at the hands of the circus was worse than they had thought. She was kept in a cage with an adult tiger who bullied her, but there was something else about Aasha that seemed especially off. Vicky knew she had to do something — and fast!
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It’s so heartwarming to watch them play together like that, especially knowing where Aasha came from. Thank goodness she has a loving family to call home!
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