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Wild Tiger Sets Itself Free From Nandankanan


Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife )

Cher Away
- 439 days ago - newindianexpress.com
The five-year-old tiger did not wait for the Wildlife Wing's decision to regain its freedom. More than a month after it walked into Nandankanan Zoological Park, the master predator escaped to the wild late on Saturday scaling the 18-foot wall of an



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Angelika R. (146)
Saturday June 15, 2013, 7:52 am
hahaha, we'll give him a sports medal for that! Hope they won't find him, he's made his choice now so let him roam! Thx, amazing story!
 

Elle B. (81)
Saturday June 15, 2013, 7:53 am
Ty.
 

Kit B. (276)
Saturday June 15, 2013, 8:33 am

Waiting for people to make the right decision would take forever, this tiger decided for himself.
 

. (0)
Saturday June 15, 2013, 8:58 am
One smart tiger..::) TYCher
 

Ruth S. (307)
Saturday June 15, 2013, 9:18 am
Angelika, I would give him the Gold medal!
 

Sandi C. (242)
Saturday June 15, 2013, 9:36 am
you go tiger, don't look back keep going.
 

Connie O. (42)
Saturday June 15, 2013, 10:03 am
Interesting. At least he had a chance to stock up on food before he left :)
 

Connie O. (42)
Saturday June 15, 2013, 10:03 am
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Malgorzata Zmuda (182)
Saturday June 15, 2013, 10:13 am
Mam nadzieję, że dobrze mu na wolności.
 

Allan Yorkowitz (453)
Saturday June 15, 2013, 10:28 am
It's always good when animals take matters into their own hands..so to speak.
 

Jonathan Harper (0)
Saturday June 15, 2013, 12:27 pm
hope
 

Debbie Williamson (264)
Saturday June 15, 2013, 12:59 pm
Fly like an eagle, Mr. Tiger!
 

Carol D. (109)
Saturday June 15, 2013, 1:26 pm
Thats great just hope now he will be safe in the wild


noted thanks
 

Christeen Anderson (469)
Saturday June 15, 2013, 1:45 pm
I guess he figured out that freedom was much better.
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday June 15, 2013, 2:05 pm
Maybe he "enjoyed" a tigeress and then decided to take his leave of humans! ;-) Go baby go!! Thnx Cher!
 

Birgit W. (144)
Saturday June 15, 2013, 2:56 pm
Good for him, but I hope they won't shoot him.
 

Fred Krohn (34)
Saturday June 15, 2013, 3:07 pm
Cats are born with teeth and claws, and are masters at this sort of escape. Here's to humans respecting him enough to stick to tranq darts instead of large bore lead rounds should he become problematic.
 

Bette-Ann Libin (11)
Saturday June 15, 2013, 3:13 pm
Fred's comment gets all paws up!
 

janet f. (29)
Saturday June 15, 2013, 5:32 pm
Run, Tiger, run.
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday June 15, 2013, 5:38 pm
That darn cat. I wouldn't want to live in a cage either.
 

Joan M. (1090)
Saturday June 15, 2013, 7:33 pm
Yes indeed one smart tiger. Noted Thanks Cher
 

Leann Wells Huber (0)
Saturday June 15, 2013, 8:56 pm
How interesting! Thank you!
 

Dianne D. (457)
Saturday June 15, 2013, 10:58 pm
Who wants to live in a zoo? Not me. I don't blame the cat.
 

Inge Bjorkman (137)
Sunday June 16, 2013, 1:38 am
finally free.
 

Loredana V. (22)
Sunday June 16, 2013, 2:17 am
Freedom is precious! Good luck baby :)
 

Sharon Davidson (348)
Sunday June 16, 2013, 5:41 am
good for him freedom at last thanks!!!!
 

Debra Tate (17)
Sunday June 16, 2013, 8:57 am
Noted! They should of never kept him to begin with!! Glad he got out of there!
 

Jeaneen A. (125)
Sunday June 16, 2013, 9:12 am
Free, at last!
 

Hartson Doak (33)
Sunday June 16, 2013, 10:18 am
Free at last? Finally free? That tiger walked into the sanctuary. Got free room and board till it realized that it was time to go. Then it left. It was never captive. These humans just thought it was caged.
 

gillian brown b. (70)
Sunday June 16, 2013, 1:11 pm
Read the article and noted.
 

Helle H. (21)
Sunday June 16, 2013, 1:46 pm
Good for him.
 

Carol H. (229)
Sunday June 16, 2013, 3:35 pm
I am glad he got out!!
 

Barbara V. (51)
Sunday June 16, 2013, 6:20 pm
God bless him!. Let's hope he'll always be all right.
 

Past Member (0)
Monday June 17, 2013, 6:43 am
Zoo officials should be ashamed. In their attempt to use the tiger for breeding instead of release, they have most probably condemned the poor tiger to death by the villagers. Denying the animals release has put it in imminent danger of being killed. If they had just released it to a safe area this would not have occurred. Wild animals should not be kept captive to serve human purposes, they should be allowed freedom at all costs, and this tiger has emphasized this point. Now we have to wait and see if it is killed by frightened people. Shame on those people. I pray he makes it back to the safety of the wilderness.
 

Sara P. (57)
Wednesday June 19, 2013, 7:41 am
Yes, wild animals have to live in nature and free but I'm really worry for this tiger, how many idiots around? How many poachers? This baby needs a lot of luck!!!
 
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