Amanda the Tiger
Amanda is the most timid of the three tigers.
She is very shy and six months after her rescue will still slink away to hide when people approach her enclosure.
She is being worked with daily through the operant conditioning program to build a trusting relationship between her and her Keepers.
The operant conditioning program is a critical tool used at the sanctuary to ensure the cats in our care are comfortable and happy.
By rewarding the simple act of approaching an operant trainer to receive a food treat Amanda will overtime begin to associate her human caregivers with a positive experience and thus will become more comfortable with her surroundings.
You don’t mess with a tiger at feeding time!
Read more about the rescue of three tigers from Texas here.