She Was A Neglected Circus Tiger Who Never Felt Love. Then, She Found Her Soulmate
Meet Aasha, a 9-month-old Bengal tiger, who weighed 30 pounds and is severely underweight for her age.
She was rescued by In-Sync founder Vicky Keahey, who first heard about the poor tiger cub from an animal wildlife trade inspector working for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA.
Aasha had bald fur patches, itchy skin and even ring worms when she was rescued from her poor living conditions, caused by her owners who owned a travelling circus. It was illegal to mistreat and house wildlife, so she was confiscated from them.
The poor cub was not even fed properly back in the circus – they just trained her solely for tricks. She would get physically attacked by an older tiger – tigers are solitary creatures and notoriously hard to socialize or accept new play mates.
At first, Aasha was so shy she barely played outside.
Aasha started to play like a normal tiger cub would.