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Yeeeeaaaah! by Kiara-Vestigium Yeeeeaaaah! by Kiara-Vestigium
Yay for stupid titles ;) But I finally finished all my exams until April! So this kind of fit.
This fellow is named Boris and he is one of the six tigers from the Sanctuary for Predators and Exotic Animals.
This Deviation is for all my new and old watchers who can't seem to get enough of the cats from the Sanctuary.

Info about the Sanctuary for Predators and Exotic Animals:
Actually the only big cat sanctuary in Germany. Because what do you do when a circus doesn't want it's tigers anymore? Kill them? That's actually the way it usually goes. But since 1994 there has been a shelter for those cats in Wallersdorf (near Ansbach), Bavaria, Germany. All the animals there share a sad background story: Their owners couldn't care for them anymore or were criminals and imported their "pets" illegally. The authorities seized the animals and brought them here. They live a happy life with bigger cages than they were used to. Why not bring these animals to a zoo? Simple: Most of them (actually all who are there at the moment) are not pure bred. The zoos only want pure bred animals because they have the European Endangered Species Programme or EEP. Which is good program as such since they need pure breds to return them to the wild when (or even better before) they go extinct. So these animals find a new home at the Raubtier- und Exotenasyl Wallersdorf e.V. (Cats of prey and exotic animal shelter Wallersdorf). At the moment there are 6 tigers, 2 cougars, 1 Eurasian lynx, 1 Arctic fox, 1 red fox, 2 Japanese macaque [Macaca fuscata], 6 ferrets and some rabbits (nope they are usually not food for the tigers but animals which children can pet, unlike the tigers).
They are glad for any help they can get since they are a non-profit organization and finance themselves only through donations and sponsors. They even have open house every first Sunday a month - entry is free!

If you want to know more ask me or visit their website: [link] or their facebook page: [link]
Thank you!

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Akita8 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Rawr! lol Just hope he doesn't have morning breath ^^
Kiara-Vestigium Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Actually the tigers don't have morning breath. That's because they don't have any dental calculus. I was surprised at this fact at first as well but it really is true. They don't have any morning breath!
Akita8 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol I was meaning it as a joke, but I guess that's a good thing, Wont pass out when you go to take the picture then ;) lol And thanks for the new fact :aww:
Kiara-Vestigium Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I know, but I thought since I know the answer I can just as well tell you they don't have any morning breath :D
Akita8 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:D Thankyou, Adds to my knowledge of them lol
Kiara-Vestigium Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
you are welcome :)
SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Cool capture. :aww:
Kiara-Vestigium Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks :)
SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome. :)
KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Great expression!
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