That "Butterflies, babies and bugs... OH MY!!" comment made me remember something. I had forgotten about the time me and friend went to help out at a sanctuary(Called the Prarie Wind Animal Refuge) about...oh I dunno, 6-8 years ago. They needed volunteers to help with all the wolf pups that came in, they had waay too many babies that needed to eat! Got some good photos. =)
Lions and tigers and bears, OH MY! First off is the male lion they have there. He was not well, his mate had just died and he himself is sick and very old. He did recover a little, or so I heard. I only got to go once to help with the wolf pups, so I don't have many updates on the animals themselves. These are ALL rescued animals from abusive and neglectful, or just plain bad situations.
And next up, the tiger. this is my buddy. Sweet thing for a giant predator cat! lol
And yes, he was mad at me, I was mad at him...>_>; I got payback for him treeing me when he got into the enclosure I was cleaning...broke into it more like, but he wasn't trying to kill me, I just don't take chances. Little-cough- Ahem. Beautiful animals though, eh?
And of course the bear! This is my friend doing something I would never, no matter how tame they are claimed to be. LOL But isn't he cute? He was overweight because the people where he was, fed him nothing but sweets all the time, like the original Winnie the Pooh. So he's on a diet, but still is a sweet bear coming to see everyone! I wanted to touch, but I have this thing...with these animals it's kinda not right for me, I feel like I'm breaking rules and disrespecting.
And here's my friend with the wolves. Most of them are wild and afraid of people, but the pups raised by people are pretty tame. Powerful animals still to be wary of. My favorite part of this was going to where the wild ones were and watching them in the trees as they should be. lol She's a groomer and was asked to clean them up for something or other, I think there was some wildlife event, I can't quite recall it was so long ago. But wolves and tigers are my favorite animals. I love them, so beautiful. :3
Oh yes, almost forgot the one of the old tiger sleeping, it was funny. xD