Tuesday, May 29, 2007

The big cat that likes water

When I first saw these pictures I thought they were very good, albeit somewhat frightening Photoshop comps. But as it turns out they are 100% real photos of a white Bengal Tiger called Odin. Odin is a resident of the Six Flags Discovery Kingdom Zoo in Vallejo, near San Francisco, and has an unusual penchant for the water.

Visitors can see Odin doing his diving for meat trick in a specially made glass pool.


Mags said...

he's not that unusual, apparently, tigers love to swim!

Jonathan Hartley said...

Yeah, Denver Aquarium (?) has two tigers, in an enclosure such that their pond is up against the visitors glass wall, and they frequently swim and wrestle in the water together, right up against the glass.