We previously mentioned that an American Humane Association (AHA) monitor named Gina Johnson let slip that a tiger almost died while filming Life of Pi!
So even though the movie had a "No Animals Were Harmed" tag, that wasn't exactly true!
A tiger nearly drowned while swimming in a giant tank when he got lost trying to swim to the side.
Life of Pi director Ang Lee opened up about the incident, saying:
A tiger trainer at the Australia Zoo had to be flown to the hospital after an awful attack!
David Styles, 30, suffered two puncture wounds to his neck when a tiger attacked him in front of about 50 zoo visitors!
A witness to the awful attack said:
"It was horrifying. They fell in the water and the tiger was trying to hold him under. The other trainers, maybe four of them, tried to fight the tiger off. One of them was hitting it with a stick. It was an accident. It was not an act of aggression. It was part of a routine and just an unfortunate mistake."
That's terrible! No one knows what caused the attack but it's thought to be the worst in the zoo's history!!
Check out a video to see the moment the tiger attacks the trainer AFTER THE JUMP!!
This is just awful!
Whenever we saw that "No Animals Were Harmed" tag at the end of a movie, we felt confident that no animals suffered any sort of abuse.
But according to an internal email from American Humane Association (AHA) monitor Gina Johnson, who was on set during the live tiger scenes in Life of Pi, during one of the few scenes when a live tiger had to be used, the animal almost DIED!
Even though, Gina gave the film the "a-okay," that wasn't the case - and she even let it slip in a confidential email! Hmm, first you put a treasured living creature in harm's way and then you try to cover it up, and admit to malpractice in an email! SUCH A FLAWLESS HUMAN BEING.
They were filming a scene where the tiger was swimming in a giant tank and things went bad. According to an email from Gina:
Chilli, one third of multiplatinum music trio TLC, loves animals and is doing her part to save them!
Not only did she just rock it out last night at the AMAs with T-Boz and Lil Mama with their tribute to the late Left Eye, but now, she's starring in a new ad campaign by PETA demanding people "Boycott the Circus."
The ad features her stripped nude, covered in body paint, making her look like a tiger, trapped in a cage.
The ad reads:
Leonardo DiCaprio has money and fame and he uses them to help animals!!
He's kinda way awesome!
His foundation, the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, gave a $3,000,000 grant to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).
The WWF is currently trying to help Nepal double its wild tiger numbers by 2022!
Leo, a WWF board member, said:
O… m… g… this is the cutest thing EVERRRRR!
At Point Defiance Zoo in Tacoma, Washington, a two-year-old named Marshall Shaffer was having the time of his life.
He was super excited to see the animals, but especially the tigers!
How do we know? Maybe it's the fact that tigers are just straight up amazeballs… oh and also he was wearing a tiger costume.
Marshall was at the tiger enclosure, looking through the glass at a scary, cute baby tiger.
The little boy was so excited, he began running back and forth along the glass…. and the tiger joined in!!
Check out the video (above) to watch a tiger cub play with a human cub!
Ahhhh! Baby tiger cubs are so stankin' cute!!
We're so glad the government shutdown is over!
Because now we can watch cute baby tigers play around!
The Zoo's two Sumatran tiger cubs took a brisk swim the other day for their own safety.
It was part of a swim reliability test and it's super important!
Zoo keepers have to know that if one of the cubs falls into the pool, they can safely keep their head above the water and they can swim to shore on their own.
Do both cubs pass the test? Do they both drown, forcing the zoo to start over with new cubs??
Check out the video (above) to find out!!