The tiger next door: Americas backyard big cats

There are more tigers in American gardens than there are left in the wild. Alex Hannaford meets the owners who live cheek by jowl with their pets, and also those ensuring the big cats are treated without cruelty It was the sort of Humane Society of the United States. Youd be forgiven for thinking Lokis experience was an isolated incident it isnt. An oft-quoted statistic is that there are more tigers in American back yards than there are left in the wild. According to the US Fish & Wildlife Service, there are between 5,000 in captivity in the U a tiger roaming a residential neighbourhood after it escaped from someones back yard. No one knew about them, she says. They …