White Tiger Cub Rescued From Exotic Pet Trade Relocated To SoCal Animal Sanctuary

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Photos from Lions, Tigers & Bears Big Cat and Exotic Animal Rescue

A neglected five-month-old white tiger cub rescued late last month from an unpermitted location in Louisiana has been successfully relocated to an exotic animal sanctuary in California.

Sadly, this type of situation is becoming increasingly common, according to Bobbi Brink, Founder and Director of Lions, Tigers & Bears Big Cat and Exotic Animal Rescue, the accredited animal sanctuary where the tiger will now live out the rest of her life.

“The exotic pet trade is a multi-billion-dollar industry, often leading to illegal ownership like in this case,” Brink explained yesterday. “Many of these animals are pulled from their mothers when they are only days old. They are then subjected to very poor living conditions at the hands of individuals who quickly become overwhelmed by the level of care a full-grown wild animal requires. This, in turn, poses a very real threat to public health and safety.”

The yet-to-be-named orphaned female cub, which required immediate medical attention for conditions consistent with severe neglect, is now responding well to treatment at the non-profit which is located in Alpine, CA.

White tigers are not classified as a subspecies, nor are they considered albino. The lack of color in the animal’s fur is referred to as leucism, a genetic mutation that occurs naturally in one out of every 10,000 births among Bengal tigers in the wild.

Lions, Tigers & Bears is dedicated to providing a safe haven to abused and abandoned exotic animals while inspiring an educational forum to end the exotic animal trade.

A No Kill, No Breed, and No Sell facility, Lions, Tigers & Bears allow the animals in its care the opportunity to live out their lives with dignity in a caring and safe environment.

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