Why Captive Tigers Can’t Be Reintroduced to the Wild | WIRED

Netflix’s “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness” has opened up the world’s eyes to big cat ownership in America. Outside all the headlines-generating drama, the documentary casts some light onto the big cat black market. In the US, Tigers are illegally being sold, bred and kept as pets. Dr. John Goodrich, Chief Scientist and Tiger Program Director for Panthera, the global wild cat conservation organization, sits down with WIRED to talk about these concerns. Can these captive animals be reintroduced into the wild? Is it ever possible for a tiger to actually make a good pet?

To learn more about international wild cat conservation visit http://www.panthera.org

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Why Captive Tigers Can’t Be Reintroduced to the Wild | WIRED

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