Simon’s a male, white Bengal tiger who arrived at the sanctuary in 2014. He and his brother Jeremy were just six months old at the time. They’d been bred at a small, out of state zoo. But, with staff changeover, the zoo decided to no longer breed tigers – a good thing!
Though they could’ve made a hefty profit selling these two white tiger cubs, they put the animals’ needs first and asked us to take them in. Anytime we can remove two white tigers from the breeding pool, it’s a step in the right direction. Jeremy and Simon were neutered before they even arrived.
Life at the Sanctuary
We knew it would be a large financial commitment, supporting two male tigers for 20+ years. But it was so important to prevent these white tiger cubs from being exploited. As the brothers grew, so did their needs. Through the years, they’ve moved into larger and larger habitats built especially for them. As adults, they now live in one of the largest habitats at the sanctuary, with a huge, deep in-ground pool they love.
It’s rare to see the two brothers separated. They sleep together, play together, and enjoy each other’s company so much. Yet, their personalities are very different. From the time they were young, Simon’s always taken the lead over Jeremy. Whenever they receive enrichment or new toys, Simon gets first dibs on it and then Jeremy eventually gets his turn.
We’re happy these two never knew a day of abuse. We feel strongly that an animal doesn’t necessarily have to suffer before being rescued. Thankfully, for Simon and Jeremy, all they’ve ever known is love and compassion.
How You Can Help
The day of rescue is just day one of a long lifetime of care expenses for a tiger like Simon. Our sponsorship program helps so much toward covering those costs. If you’d like to become Simon’s sponsor, or maybe just make a one-time donation for his care, you can do that by clicking the buttons at the top of this page.
Thank you so much for your support!