Florida Woman Keeps Bengal Tigers In Her Garden


Janice: I am their mother as far as they’re concerned. I am mummy. They rub me in the face, they’ll let me kiss them on the nose. COMM: Having pet cats may sound run of the mill, but Janice Haley has taken her love
of felines to the extreme, keeping two huge tigers in her back garden. COMM: Sabre, a 600lb male white bengal and Janda, a 400lb bengal female, have lived with
Janice since they were cubs. COMM: Despite tigers having a fearsome reputation, Janice has never been short of people wanting
to help out. Janice: Here we go! Laughs Janice: Pretty much everyone that comes here to interact with them. My volunteers are all
basically part of their family. COMM: Like most young males, Sabre can get a little boisterous, but that’s not enough
to keep Carrie Ates from helping out. Carrie: I don’t get scared when the tigers are dragging me around the cage. They’re doing
it in play and it’s a relationship that we have, especially Sabre, I’ve been there with him
since he was two weeks old and have gone through all the raising and the training and just growing up with him. Carrie: You’re not biting my nose! Carrie: The playtime is good for them and they don’t make it scary. He’s not aggressive
when he’s dragging me around, he’s doing it out of our relationship and it continues the
bond I guess. COMM: 57-year-old Janice and her husband David work around the clock to care for 6-year-old
Sabre and 12-year-old Janda. Janice: Hi, are you going to let mummy in? COMM: But only happened upon their extraordinary life when she decided to quit her boring day
job. Janice: This adventure began back in 1995 when I was working behind a desk doing tedious
work and I really wanted to get back outside and my husband came up with this idea of working
with these wild exotic animals. COMM: Janice understands people may disagree with her decision to raise the cats in captivity, but says Sabre and Janda have a good quality of life. Janice: People who consider it cruel to keep them in captivity have a point to a point.
It is not the ideal place for a tiger to be in a cage, but at this point in the wild there isn’t a lot of hope for them out there anymore. Janice: And if there aren’t some of them still left in cages, there aren’t any going to be
left at all in a couple of years from now. Janice: We hand feed them three times a day every single day and they are provided for
and loved here. Janice: In my opinion I wouldn’t mind being a tiger in my backyard. COMM: After spending more than 12 hours caring for Janda and Sabre, Janice can finally try
to get some rest herself, before it all starts again tomorrow. Janice: Nighty-night guys, see you in the morning. Have a good night, love you!

22 thoughts on “Florida Woman Keeps Bengal Tigers In Her Garden

  1. Is nobody gonna mention how the cages are tiny? Yes. Their very small, these big cats need acres and acres of space and the area they have to live in is not suitable at all.

  2. Is it ideal living conditions? Nope! But at least they are well taken care of. The way imbeciles go around killing them in the wild at least we still have some being taken care of. Imagine a world with no more tigers (and lions)? Now circuses on the other hand…

  3. Did you know, my spirit animal is a white tiger, and I have wanted a white tiger ever since I realized you can have them as "pets"

  4. One day her arm going to be f*** up like those teeth are! Holly cow do you even brush your teeth they have a thing called floss as well as a dentist & therapist for the crazy s*** you guys are doing!

  5. And I'm too scared to touch my small cute hamster bc I'm scared if it will bite or poop on me…🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️

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