Sick Tiger Cub rescued from the circus and makes an amazing recovery

Despite the fact that Aasha, a Bengal tiger cub, was 9 months old, she weighed only 30 pounds, which is typical for a 3-month-old cub. The poor animal was a member of a traveling circus and was not only abused but also preyed upon by a much larger tiger.

Vicky Keahey, the founder of Texas’ In-Sync Exotics Wildlife Rescue and Educational Center, rescued her in 2011 and placed her under her care.

“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 youngster had open sores and was infected with ringworm. “Every day, twice a day, I would go in and give Aasha medications and spend time with her.” She’d also give her medicinal showers, which she despised to the point where Keahey had to pursue her.

However, Keahey’s efforts were rewarded. Aasha’s fur began to mend after 8 weeks of treatment, and she began to enjoy swimming!  “Within eight months she looked like a real tiger.” 

Smuggler, a larger tiger, “went crazy for her and was always showing off for her.” according to Aasha. Aasha is now a healthy and well-loved tigress who lives in the same enclosure as her sister.

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  1. Linda says:

    I’m very happy u rescued Aasha A heartfelt and very sincere thank to u. She’s beau tiful now

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