#Caturday: Swimming tigers at Australia Zoo

by Gramfan on March 1, 2014

in animals, Caturday, Gramfan (team member)

YouTube: Swimming tigers at Australia Zoo

Published on Jan 21, 2013 by Australia Zoo

Check this out! Tigers love water and our Tiger Keepers have taken some amazing footage with a GoPro camera of our gorgeous big cats playing in their pool.

The Tiger Temple at Australia Zoo has the only glass underwater viewing in Australia! What better way to see our amazing tigers cooling down and getting active in their pool during the tropical summer weather.

For more information about our tigers, please visit our website.

Tiger Photos at Australia Zoo: http://www.australiazoo.com.au/our-animals/animal-encounters/tiger-photos.html
Tiger Encounters at Australia Zoo: http://www.australiazoo.com.au/our-animals/animal-encounters/tiger-walk.html
Our Tigers: http://www.australiazoo.com.au/our-animals/amazing-animals/mammals/?mammal=tigers
Tiger Temple: http://www.australiazoo.com.au/visit-us/exhibits/tiger-temple/
Tiger Conservation: http://www.australiazoo.com.au/conservation/projects/tigers/
Music by Dan-O at http://DanoSongs.com
Water footage taken using a GoPro: http://www.youtube.com/user/GoProCamera

On YouTube:

Uploaded on Nov 29, 2007 by mispour

Charlie, Sunita and Mika are 19 week old Bengal tiger cubs at Australia Zoo. Mika had been brave and dived in the deep end before, but this was the first time Charlie was brave enough to do it and with a little help, Sunita managed it too! Tigers are unusual among big cats in that they actually enjoy contact with water, and often swim to cool off.

Above clip: Same tigers when they were cubs.

Above: More tigers enjoying a swim!

Further reading: Buddhist Monks and The “Tiger Temple” of Kanchanaburi

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