Best Place To Cuddle With Big Cats

Austin Zoo

Our own pint-sized Hill Country zoo has always had charm to spare, but the recent acquisition of a pair of Siberian tigers and a male African lion provide an opportunity to observe these magnificent creatures in an unusually intimate setting. These rescued former pets are declawed, and while they maintain their massive strength, their keepers are comfortable petting and scratching them like the big kitties they are. The tiger siblings engage in wrestling matches that leaves our jaws slack as we witness what makes that "Thud!" when they hit the ground.

Austin Zoo
10808 Rawhide Trl., 512/288-1490
www.austinzoo.org

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