Six years ago, Cropper was found after a fight with dogs injured and ill (toxoplasmosis), Cropper was nursed back to health by this man. Not strong enough to return to the wild, Cropper spends very happy days with his human friend.
This is the remarkable moment when a tiger bowed its head and placed a paw up to the hand of a small girl. Photographer Dyrk Daniels noticed the Golden Bengal Tiger had taken an interest in the child, who was leaning against his glass enclosure.
We had a hen who did this also. From the time the kittens were born, she would sit on them and keep them warm while the mother was out hunting, and then they'd trade places while the hen ate so the cat could feed her kittens.