Maverick was confiscated by CA Fish & Wildlife from a celebrity who did not have the proper license to own an exotic animal. He came to us on April 20th, 2014 at the estimated age of 9 months old. He is rambunctious and full of energy, just as a tiger cub should be.
Maverick is a perfect example of what happens when people decide they want a wild animal for a pet. Sure, they’re cute for a few months, but after that, the reality of the situation sets in. Wild instincts begin to emerge, they become hard to handle and pose an extreme risk to the community, leaving the animal to face an uncertain future. Often, these innocent creatures are euthanized, or spend their lives in dire conditions lacking the proper care that a wild animal requires. If they are lucky, they will find refuge at an accredited sanctuary, such as Lions, Tigers & Bears.