Behind the Exhibit: Malayan tiger training at Tulsa Zoo

There’s something indescribable about watching a tiger on the move. They don’t just walk. They slink, and they do everything on their schedule. "They are just essentially large house cat," said Jenna Schmidt, carnivore keeper at the Tulsa Zoo. "You know at home when you try to make your house cat do something, how well that goes? Take that and times it by 20. "That’s what makes it all the more astonishing when you see Schmidt and the tigers doing their training.

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Saving Tigers

While subject to some debate in the scientific community, it is generally accepted that there are nine subspecies of tiger: Amur, Bali, Bengal, Caspian, Indochinese, Javan, Malayan, South China and…

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