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Sick Tiger Cub Weighting Only 1/4 Of Normal Weight, Gets Rescued From Circus, Makes Incredible Recovery
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Sick Tiger Cub Weighting Only 1/4 Of Normal Weight, Gets Rescued From Circus, Makes Incredible Recovery

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Even though Aasha, a Bengal tiger cub, was 9 months old, she weighed only  30 pounds which would only be normal for a 3-month-old cub. The poor thing belonged to a travelling circus where she was not only mistreated but also picked on by a much larger tiger. Luckily, Vicky Keahey, founder of Texas’ In-Sync Exotics Wildlife Rescue and Educational Center, took her under her rescue’s care back in 2011.

“Aasha’s bald spots covered almost her entire body and her skin was dry [with] cracked, darken areas and bleeding,” Keahey told The Dodo. The cub was suffering from ringworm and had open wounds. “Every day, twice a day, I would go in and give Aasha medications and spend time with her.” She would also give her medicated baths, which she disliked so much that Keahey had to chase her after. But Keahey’s efforts paid off. After 8 weeks of treatment, Aasha’s fur began to heal and she became fond of swimming! “Within eight months she looked like a real tiger.” Aasha was then introduced to a bigger tiger named Smuggler who “went crazy for her and was always showing off for her.” Now the two live in the same enclosure together and Aasha is a healthy and very much loved tigress!

More info: insyncexotics.org | Facebook (h/t: thedodo)

This 9-month-old tiger was so sick, she weighed 30 pounds when she was supposed to weigh around 120

When she was rescued from circus, her “bald spots covered almost her entire body and her skin was dry [with] cracked, darken areas and bleeding”

“Every day, twice a day, I would go in and give Aasha medications and spend time with her,” told Keahey

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At first, Keahey would have to chase Aasha to get her into medicated baths… but the cub soon started to like them and her condition improved drastically!

“Within eight months she looked like a real tiger”

Aasha was then introduced to a bigger tiger named Smuggler who “went crazy for her and was always showing off for her”

Now the two live in the same enclosure together and Aasha is a healthy and very much loved tigress!

And she just can’t get enough of baths!

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MadameButterfly
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

She is stunningly beautiful,her mate is just as beautiful,thankyou for nursing her back to robust health,I wish you and them love.

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Yvonne Bernal
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The world needs more people like Miss Vicky Keahey. Thank God for people as caring as you!

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ugaas wiilhoog
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

We as humans have serious issues if we are able to abuse such magnificent creatures. When will it end?

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Iapetos
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I don't want to know what kind of people would go to a circus to watch suffering wild animals like Aasha was. I simply don't want to imagine.

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lemsip
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I was never taken to a circus as a child but saw them on TV. Good job as back then there were animals in them. I have been to a mini circus in a tourist attraction where poodles were performing tricks but since then it's always been alternative animal free circuses.

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MadameButterfly
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

She is stunningly beautiful,her mate is just as beautiful,thankyou for nursing her back to robust health,I wish you and them love.

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Yvonne Bernal
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The world needs more people like Miss Vicky Keahey. Thank God for people as caring as you!

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ugaas wiilhoog
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

We as humans have serious issues if we are able to abuse such magnificent creatures. When will it end?

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Iapetos
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I don't want to know what kind of people would go to a circus to watch suffering wild animals like Aasha was. I simply don't want to imagine.

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lemsip
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I was never taken to a circus as a child but saw them on TV. Good job as back then there were animals in them. I have been to a mini circus in a tourist attraction where poodles were performing tricks but since then it's always been alternative animal free circuses.

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