Why You Should Never Wake A Sleeping Tiger

Why You Should Never Wake A Sleeping Tiger

While visiting the Dublin Zoo in Ireland, a couple and their daughter witnessed an impressive scene after a tiger decided he'd wake up one of his sleeping mates. Not a great idea to say the least.

You’re not a morning person? This tiger living in an Irish zoo is not really one either. The proof is in this amazing video.

Not before coffee

Does anyone enjoy getting up in the morning? Aside from children on Christmas Day, not many people are happy to be woken up. That's what happened to this tiger who came to disturb another while it was napping, and it did not like it at all. It roared at its roommate, frightening a child in the process. The other ended up taking a few steps back to drink some water as if nothing had happened.

A tiger population that continues to decline

According to the WWF, the world population of wild tigers is no more than about 3,900 individuals. This data contrasts sharply with the number of these big cats living in captivity, between 5,000 and 7,000 in the United States alone, according to the Born Free USA animal welfare association. A sad observation that the officials of the NGO are easily able to explain.

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But all is not lost for the tigers, indeed Kazakhstan wants to reintroduce the tiger, 70 years after their disappearance. The country has also joined the WWF to make this possible. If this mission succeeds, it will make Kazakhstan the first country in Central Asia to reintroduce tigers to an area where they have disappeared. The project is part of the ‘Tx2’ mission, initiated by the WWF. The latter aims to count and double the number of tigers across the globe by 2022.

Check out the video above to see the impressive footage!

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