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    Default The BIG cat who likes getting wet and wild

    Most cats do not like getting wet - as anyone who has tried to bathe a moggie will know.


    But as these pictures show, there's always the exception to the rule. For the cat in question is a large male white Bengal tiger called Odin.
    Six years old, and at the prime of his life, Odin lives at the Six Flags Discovery Kingdom Zoo in Vallejo, near San Francisco. He is about 10ft long from nose to tail, and is an excellent swimmer.
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    Wet 'n'wild: Odin learned to swim by diving in after chunks of meat


    White tigers - the colour is caused by an unusual genetic combination - are rare in the wild, although there are several dozen in zoos.
    Odin was hand-raised at the zoo. And after he was weaned, his British trainer Lee Munro discovered his remarkable skill: when a lump of meat was thrown into a pool of water, Odin would happily dive in after it. Scroll down for more
    Go tiger! This Big Cat seems as comfortable in the water as on land

    The water is grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrreat!



    In fact, although Big Cats generally do not like water, tigers of all types have been spotted taking to the water to hunt and even to bathe for pleasure.
    Odin can now be observed in action - a large pool with glass walls has been constructed at the zoo to allow visitors to watch him gliding through the water with all the grace of a polar bear. Scroll down for more
    Odin with his British trainer Lee Munro


    Tragically, within our lifetimes, zoos might be the only places left to see these magnificent animals. A century ago there were about 100,000 tigers in the wild. Now there are just 2,500 adults, with the Bengal variety almost extinct.

    The BIG cat who likes getting wet and wild | the Daily Mail

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    How cool! He is so handsome a cat.

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    Can you imagine that coming towards you in the water??? He is quite beautiful!!

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    Amazing pictures.

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    I got to play with baby tigers, wolves, and gibbons as well as a chimp on my last vacation. I have pics of me bottle feeding baby tiger and one that looks jsut like him. Straight up one of the most amazing experiences of my life.

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    i would pee and shit in the pool

    he is a beautiful boy

    i guess the sci fi channel will do a cheap CGI movie with swimming tigers now

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    Quote Originally Posted by crumpet View Post
    I got to play with baby tigers, wolves, and gibbons as well as a chimp on my last vacation. I have pics of me bottle feeding baby tiger and one that looks jsut like him. Straight up one of the most amazing experiences of my life.
    Wow lucky you

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    Cool! He is one amazing animal, and his face looks Asian, lol. The second and third pics reminds me of some Chinese art I've seen.

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    Wow. That is probably the most terrifying tiger I've ever seen. Very cool, though!

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    What a beautiful animal!

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    Tigers love the water and are the best swimmers
    of all the big cats. Gorgeous animal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Empress_of_Naboo View Post
    i would pee and shit in the pool

    LOL.

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    wow, that's one beautiful big cat

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    Kind of scary but very beautiful!

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    I have a fear of cats. I can't say that these photos make me feel any more secure about felines....EEEK!

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