The above vicinity map of big cat owners only lists 250 of the 749 locations where tigers have been owned.
See a list of all of the known tigers in USDA facilities in America. Note that no one knows how many are in backyards and basements of private owners who are not required to be licensed by USDA. See an interactive online map of 250 of these tiger owners.
What is it like in Florida for Tiger Ownership?
In 2006 the FWC listed 350 licensed non accredited addresses for Class I and Class II animals
In 2006 254 were listed by address, and 96 only listed a P.O. box
In 2009 there were 407 licensed addresses for Class I and Class II animals & all had a street address listed
In 2007 the bond requirement was passed for all Class I Exhibitors to carry a 10,000.00 bond as of Jan 2008
In 2007 the only legal way to possess a Class I animal was for Exhibition or Sale
In 2009 222 licensees possessed Class I animals and most should have been subject to bond by their activities
In 2009 122 licensees did not have current bonds and 111 never did according to this list
In 2011 the FWC began requiring a bond of all Class I Possessors after the Legislature interceded to require it.
In 2012 the Big Cat Public Safety Act was introduced. Help get this federal law passed to ban the private ownership of big cats at BigCatAct.com