All those wild cats will cross my mind when it comes to majestic creatures, from a fearsome lion to a powerful tiger, from the agile cheetah to the leopard. However, it is not wise to be around these giant cats and share a house with them. Well, this Florida woman seems to disagree.
While most of us use the garden to relax, Janice Haley in Orlando, Florida, decided to turn it into a playground for her beloved kittens. And when I say kittens, I mean two giant Bengal tigers. But even though Janda weighs over 400 lbs and Saber around 600 lbs, the 57-year-old woman says they are nothing but gentle giants and that they love to play and cuddle just like any other kitten. “As far as they’re concerned, I’m the mother,” Janice said. “They rub my face. They’ll let me kiss my nose.”
Janice has always loved big feral cats, and in 1995 she quit her job and started taking care of wild animals, including tigers, lions, and leopards. In 2002, she met Janda, and five years later, she had Saber, who was two weeks old at that time. Since then, the woman shares her house with two unlikely pets.
The woman agrees that no wild animals should be kept in captivity. However, in some situations, there is no choice as they would not exist in the wild. “It’s not an ideal place for a tiger to be in a cage,” Janice said. “But at this point, in the wild, there’s not much hope out there for them, and if there aren’t some of them left in the cage, there won’t be any left in a few years from now. ”