Sick Tiger Cub Gets Rescued From Circus, Makes Incredible Recovery And Finds Love!

August 3, 2016

This 9-month-old tiger was so ill, she weighed only 30 pounds when she was supposed to weigh around 120 pounds.

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When Aasha was rescued from the circus, her bald spots covered almost her entire body and her skin was dry with cracked, dark areas and bleeding.

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"Every day, twice a day, I would go in and give Aasha medications and spend time with her," said Vicky Keahey, founder of Texas' In-Sync Exotics Wildlife Rescue and Educational Center.

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At first, Keahey would have to chase Aasha to get her into medicated baths, but the cub soon started to like them and her condition improved drastically.

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"Within eight months she looked like a real tiger, and it was time to see how she would react to other tigers," Keahey said.

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Aasha was introduced to a bigger tiger named Smuggler who "went crazy for her and was always showing off for her."

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Now the two live in the same enclosure together and Aasha is a healthy and very much loved tigress.

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And she just can't get enough of her baths!

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(h/t) The Dodo

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