Tuesday, January 29, 2008

How to teach a tiger to doggy paddle

After a hard day's lolling around, these animals like nothing more than a quick dip.


The water-loving creatures all live at a special park for endangered species, where they have been taught to swim by Dr Bhagavan Antle, who has cared for them for 25 years.
He says: "I started swimming with tigers because I discovered it enriches their lives.

"We found we could manipulate them more easily in the water.

"Then we tried swimming with other animals, and the orangutans in particular loved it."
Another creature that adores the water at the Institute of Greatly Endangered and Rare Species, or TIGER, in Miami, Florida, is the aquatic tapir, from South America, which can walk along the bottom or swim on the top.

"This little one has been swimming since he was the size of a shoe box, and both his parents swim too," said Dr Antle.

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