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Bengal Tiger – Born: 11/8/2002 – Weight: 300 lbs
Tabu and Sitarra were conceived in Texas and born here at LTB in 2002. Tabu weighed 2 lbs 7oz at birth. Both girls live together in a habitat that includes a den, pool, toys and room to rough-house with each other. They love to play in their pool and show off for anyone paying attention. Tabu has shown great intelligence and has mastered the sit, lay, stay, up and come commands. We do not train the cats to do tricks, but rather to do certain commands so that we can safely work around and treat them if needed. We call Tabu our circus cat. If you watch her playing in her enclosure she is always balancing on the edge of the pool. When resting, her paws are always hanging over the den or pool.
Since Tabu was a baby, she sleeps on top of Sitarra, even if it is just her paw resting on top of Sitarra. Tabu takes great comfort in having sister Sitarra around. Tabu was in need of a large area to run and play with her sister, Sitarra. In October 2008, thanks to our generous donors we were able to complete our Tiger Trails, a large habitat dedicated to letting our big cats run and play. This grass covered habitat includes wooden platforms for jumping and shade from the sun and a large waterfall and pool for cooling off on a hot summer day. Sitarra and Tabu have enjoyed many days playing with each other in Tiger Trails.