Obie is a full-grown tiger who lives at Valley of the Kings Sanctuary and Retreat in Wisconsin. According to his veterinarian, redditor 4CatDoc, he was taken from a drug dealer when he was just a cub.
Obie is still alive and well, he is spoiled like a child. Who you have to keep in a cage. Bad analogy. He's treated like young Buddha. Since he was hand-raised by so many people, he gets a 20 pound meat-cake on HIS birthday with fat frosting, stuffed animals (buttons removed) to carry around, and is generally a content tiger.
The biggest danger with Obie would likely being played-with-to-death or being layed upon, so no one goes in with him.
The drug dealer also had a mountain lion kept in a 6 foot by 6 foot by 6 foot dog kennel in his basement. DEA was shutting him down, but learned he was getting a tiger cub. They arranged with the sanctuary to make sure we had room for after the raid.
He was tired and scared and hungry, but adapted very well. The cats, not the drug dealer. Then again, the dealer was likely scared and hungry in prison, but honestly, I hope he did not adapt well at all.
There are more pictures of Obie, including a couple of baby pictures, linked at reddit.
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