Viral images of obese tigers have a grave story behind them

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Feb 12, 2017, 1:36 pm IST
Updated Feb 12, 2017, 2:21 pm IST
The staff at the Siberian Tiger Park in China's Harbin City have been allegedly overfeeding the tigers.
The staff says that tigers putting on weight in winter is a common thing (Photo: Facebook)
 The staff says that tigers putting on weight in winter is a common thing (Photo: Facebook)

Beijing: Pandas and cats among cute furry creatures are a rage on social media when it comes to content going viral as netizens can’t stop gushing over how cute a plump cat or puppy looks.

This seems to be the reason why images of fat and fluffy looking tigers on social media had everyone drooling on the social media as most remarked how adorable it was. But this adorable viral image has a very dark tell to tale.

The tigers in China’s Harbin City Siberian Tiger Park have reportedly been overfed by the staff in order to attract more visitors who are also allowed to buy beef and live chicken to feed tigers themselves.

While carers say that the cats putting on weight in winter is a common thing, the Born Free Foundation is not convinced as it lashed out saying Tigers are not healthy since such obesity is not seen in wild tigers.





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