Lily is a Bengal tiger who, along with Safe Haven resident Carli, was rescued from a facility in update New York. The owner had stopped feeding and providing the animals with water. Authorities put an emergency seizure order into place and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) facilitated the rescue and animal placements.
Safe Haven gladly accepted both Lily and Carli for placement, and the Wild Animal Sanctuary in Colorado was generous enough to provide them with transportation to Nevada. Lily and Carli are very compatible, having been raised together, so it was important to us to keep them together and accept them both for placement.
Four months after their arrival at Safe Haven, Lily had her first experience with water. Thanks to a $10,000 grant from IFAW, matched by Newmont Mining Corp., we were able to provide all of our tiger enclosures with spacious in-ground pools. Lily and Carli’s is especially large and allows enough room for both girls to swim.
Watch the video of Lily’s enthusiastic first swim, and see how her tiger instincts come alive as she splashes around in her pool. Lilly not only loves to swim, but also enjoys hiding in it when it’s empty as well. She is a very energetic and playful tiger.
About Bengal Tigers
Bengal tigers are the national animal of both India and Bangladesh. They commonly sport a yellow or light orange coat with dark brown or black stripes. The belly and interior parts of the limbs are white, and the tail is orange with black rings. Bengal tigers are considered endangered, with fewer than 2,500 being recorded in the wild today. Bengal tigers typically live anywhere from eight to 10 years in the wild and subsist on a meat-based diet.
Common Name: Bengal Tiger
Age: 14 years old
Price to Adopt: $275