Big cats hunting pumpkins

Oct 09 2010 Published by under Biology & Environment

Big Cat Rescue is an organization that rescues big wild cats - tigers, lions, leopards - that have been abused or abandoned. Their sanctuary in Florida houses more than 100 big cats.

After Halloween, they get the left-over pumpkins from markets for the cats to play with. It looks like they really enjoy it.

They note on the YouTube page that the cats aren't eating the pumpkins, they are just playing with them. Watching tigers easily sink their jaws into a pumpkin that's as big as a human head makes me wonder how anyone could think keeping one as a pet is a good idea.

(Thanks to mom for sending me the video!)

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