Raja the cougar.

A pet tiger was shot by authorities in Iowa after it had escaped and attacked the owner’s dog. The owners also had Raja and another cougar, Tasha, in their possession and contacted TWS for help. Raja and Tasha came to TWS in 2007.

Despite his tumultuous start to life, Raja is a happy cougar; understandably, however, he is only social to the people he knows. He tends to retreat when visitors are on the property. As soon as they leave, he is out tossing his ball around and playing with his roommate (or, on special occasions, his very favorite item of all: piñatas!). Luckily for Raja, his days here at the sanctuary are predictable and quiet. In fact, the most clamor he has to worry about here is totally welcome: the food cart!

You can help provide daily care for Raja by sponsoring him today.  Your support is greatly appreciated.

Escaped Pet Tiger Mauls Dog, is Shot by Deputy – 11/16/2007

You can read a great story published by THE DODO about Raja and Liberty’s special friendship HERE.

Raja gets into his art