By: Kelly Donithan
Sheba spent almost a decade in a small, concrete enclosure. While her owner loved her deeply, he wasn’t able to provide the proper environment or care to meet her needs as a tiger.
As shown in the video above, the International Fund for Animal Welfare and In-Sync Exotics Wildlife Rescue and Educational Center teamed up to remove Sheba from her campground cage and move her to In-Sync’s sanctuary in Wylie, Texas.
Sheba is still adapting to her new surroundings, which can be overwhelming at first, as she hasn’t seen another tiger since she was taken from her mother at a very young age.
Releasing her into the large play yard immediately would likely put Sheba in a very stressful and scary situation, so she will be allowed to gradually explore her new habitat at her own pace. Once she is comfortable, she will be romping around and diving in her pool like all the other tigers who call In-Sync home.
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