The Hidden Tiger
Only 3,900 tigers live in the wild.
According to WWF (World Wildlife Fund), well-over 5,000 tigers live as “pets” in the United States.
This startling expanse of backyard tigers begs the questions: How did this happen, is it a problem, and, if so, how do we fix it?
To find the answers, we will interview top experts from the International Fund for Animal Welfare, Outreach for Animals, the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine, and the Humane Society of the US. We will visit top sanctuaries like Big Cat Rescue, Tiger Haven, and The Wildcat Sanctuary to learn more about the incredible work being done to protect these majestic animals.
The Hidden Tiger will take you to places the public rarely sees: inside the top sanctuaries in the US, into the backyards of owners doing their best, and face-to-face with wild tigers in the back-countries of India and Nepal. We will spend over two-years in the rolling hills of East Tennessee, exploring how 150 tigers came to be under the extraordinary care of a sanctuary named Tiger Haven. You’ll ride along as we make countless trips to the UT College of Veterinary Medicine, and witness expert medical care for tigers, lions, leopards, and cougars; it’ll be a front row seat to premier zoological care.
The Hidden Tiger traces the tigers migration to western ports as they begin their captive lives. The Hidden Tiger comes to terms with our collective need to continue a caged existence. More importantly, The Hidden Tiger focuses on the captive tiger’s roll in the conservation efforts of his wild cousin and the solutions to ensure her wild existence never disappears. It builds on the principle: Save one species. Save them all.
Join us for this incredible journey as we explore the plight of The Hidden Tiger.