Arthur the Tiger
Arthur is social with his Keepers as well, however he keeps a guard up at times.
He will settle in soon enough as it is hard to resist the charm of the volunteers who bring treats to their newest charges.
Arthur loves his brother Andre dearly and the two are often found cuddled up in the same den or lounging together in one of their pools.
Arthur is the dominent tiger in the group and shows off his fierce attitude at dinner time.
We can only guess the feeding situation of their previous home, but from they way these three tigers act it seems they may have had to fight over food at times.
All three tigers are so aggressive when it comes to food they have to be separated.
While each has their own lock out that they are fed in, if they are not separated into different enclosures as well they will run back and forth through the enclosures to steal one another’s food resulting in fights.
Hopefully they will soon learn that food is plentiful here and there is no need for a frenzy when it comes to dinner time.
Through operant conditioning we can acheive this goal over time and make feeding time a peaceful and pleasant experience for everyone.
Read more about the rescue of three tigers from Texas here.