Despite being 9 months old, Aasha, a Bengal tiger cub, weighed just 30 pounds, which is usual for a 3-month-old cub. The unfortunate tiger was a touring with circus performer who was not only ex.plo.ited but also preyed upon by a much larger tiger.
Vicky Keahey, the owner of the In-Sync Exotics Wildlife Rescue and Educational Center in Texas, saved her and put her in her care.
“Aasha’s bald patches covered nearly her whole body, and her skin was dry, broken, darkening,” Keahey told.
The child was sick with ringworm and had open wounds. “I would go in twice a day to give Aasha her meds and spend some time with her.” She’d also provide her medicinal baths, which she hated so much that Keahey had to follow her.
Keahey’s efforts, on the other hand, were rewarded. After 8 weeks of therapy, Aasha’s fur started growing back, and she started to love swimming! “Within eight months, she had the appearance of a true tiger.”
“Got wild for her and was always showing off for her,” says Smuggler, a bigger tiger. Aasha’s point of view. Aasha is currently a happy and healthy tigress who shares an enclosure with her sibling.
Keahey would have to pursue Aasha at first in order to get her into therapeutic baths… The baby, on the other hand, rapidly warmed up to them, and her condition improved dramatically!
She even strarted enjoying baths which she didn’t like.
Smuggler, a bigger tiger, “got wild about her and was always displaying off for her,” according to Aasha, “by eight months she looked like a true tiger.”
Aasha is currently a happy and healthy tigress who shares an enclosure with her sibling.