Tigger   29 July 2001 – 6 July 2020

Hello Friends,
We are sad to report that our beloved black leopard, Tigger, had to be humanely euthanized yesterday. He had lost the use of his rear legs, and after an in depth evaluation from the veterinarian, the most difficult, but kindest decision, was made. Fortunately, Tim was able to go over and be with him during that time. Tigger arrived at Yogie and Friends when he was six weeks old and was bonded with Tim. He went gently with the one Tigger loved most.
Tigger   29 July 2001 – 6 July 2020
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Tigger, our black leopard

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Pooh Bear

siberian tiger Pooh Bear, arrived 6 Oct 01, at age 9. He is a (Patheras Tigris Altaica) Siberian tiger and came to us from Texas.

 

 

Update on PoohBear 2/15/2008:  KTBS 3 News: Dying Tiger Receives Plenty of TLC
Note from the Webmaster on 3/15/2008 – I learned at the bake sale today that Pooh Bear snores.  Did you know that Tigers snore?!? (I didn’t!)
Update on Pooh Bear 3/27/08:  We have sad news to report. Our beloved Siberian tiger, Pooh Bear, died on March 27th. Pooh had a urinary tract infection that did not respond to antibiotics. His advanced age was determined to be a factor. We are all very sad and will miss him dearly. We want to thank everyone who has sent their condolences and know they are appreciated.

 

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Hungry Pooh Bear
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Slowpoke

Slowpoke bobcatThis is Slowpoke, a bobcat kitten found by some folks up in Mooringsport.  He was brought to us with a broken hip and crushed pelvis.

He was brought to us with a broken hip and crushed pelvis.Yogie thanks our friends in Mooringsport. Slowpoke was unable to walk very well because of his crushed pelvis and broken hip, but he still got around pretty good. Slowpoke died on September 12, 2002.

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Snaggle Tooth

Snaggletooth african lion Snaggle Tooth and two other African lions (Pantheras Leo), Snaggle Pus and Leo came to us from Texas on in July of 2002.  They all lived in a garage for 17 years. Yes, 17 years!

african lionSadly we had to euthanize Snaggle Tooth in June of 2003. Years of neglect and poor nutrition weakened her spine and she lost the use of her rear legs. Tim and I spent a few moments to say our good byes to her. I was scratching her head and figured she was probably sick of my attention. I moved away to let her rest. She then crawled over to me and rubbed her head against me for more. That was my undoing. Lions are very social creatures.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Natasha

siberian tigersNatasha arrived with Morticia and Gomez in October 2000, at age 5 months. They are litter mates and are (Pantheras Tigris Altaica) Siberian tigers.

They arrived from Texas as a result of being exploited as traveling photo cats.   As a result of this exploitation, Morticia has an extreme fear of camera tripods and that is one of the reasons why we don’t allow tripods or umbrellas on the premises. She also tends to be shyer with visitors and stays in her house more. Natasha is also shy, but does show herself some. Gomez is the most outgoing of the three and loves the swimming pool a lot.

 

We are sad to report that one of our beloved Siberian tigers, Natasha, passed away around 5:30 this evening. All the volunteer staff at Yogie and Friends are heartbroken. We will miss our beautiful girl.

 

Update: 
Natasha’s necropsy showed she had lymphoma. Something we were told is quite common in young dogs and cats. There were absolutely no signs, symptoms, or otherwise any indication she was sick. She was well-nourished, bright, playful, and as happy as any captive animal could be. She knew she was loved. Death came quickly. Fifteen minutes or less. But we are still so broken hearted.

Thanks for all the warm wishes.

 

 

 

 

 

Gomez, Morticia, and Natasha
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Batman and Robin

Batman and Robin African Lion Batman and Robin, arrived 7 May 2003, at age 14 months, they are litter mate (Pantheras Leo) African lions.

We also got them from Texas. They had lost their “usefulness” and were no longer cute and “cuddly” for a local zoo in Texas. They were both ragged looking and timid. The zoo gave them away to a couple that got tired of them when they got too big for them.

Batman – 2007
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Robin – 2007
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Batman roaring and vocalizing loudly!
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Boo Boo

african lion Boo Boo arrived 13 Jan 2000 at age 8 weeks. She is an African Lion (Pantheras Leo)

She was born 4 December 1999.  She came to us from Kansas.

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Boudreaux

american cougar Boudreaux, arrived 27 Sept 03, at age about 8 years old, is an (Felis Concolor) American Cougar.

Boudreaux came to us from South Carolina as a result of a private ownership from a husband and wife. The couple was divorcing and felt that one person alone wouldn’t be able to take care of him.

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Gomez and Morticia

siberian tigers Morticia and Gomez arrived October 2000, age 5 months. They are litter mates and are (Pantheras Tigris Altaica) Siberian tigers.

They arrived from Texas as a result of being exploited as traveling photo cats.   As a result of this exploitation, Morticia has an extreme fear of camera tripods and that is one of the reasons why we don’t allow tripods or umbrellas on the premises. She also tends to be shyer with visitors and stays in her house more.  Gomez is outgoing and loves the swimming pool a lot. 


 

 

Gomez, Morticia, and Natasha
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