Friday, May 14, 2010
Much to Shawn's dad's dismay, Shawn, Kassie, Crissy, and I got to hold baby tigers. We got to go into the cage with them and pet them and hold them. They were 3 months old! We learned that tigers in the wild sleep about 17 hours a day. Larger tigers sleep more than the babies but they all sleep a lot. It is just like a regular housecat (but with much bigger claws and teeth!) They are also becoming endangered because poachers (people who kill animals illegally) kill them for their fur and other parts that are used for different souvenirs. It is very sad. At the Tiger Kingdom though they are working to make sure this stops happening. Before we left the tiger cage, Shawn, Kassie, and I spelled LSU with our arms for the LSU Tigers! GEAUX TIGERS!