Octagon Wildlife Sanctuary
Admission:  Adults $10, Seniors 55+ & Kids 8-17 $5, Children 7 & under Free (cash/check only)
Hours:  Mon - Fri 9 am - 12 pm,   Sat 11 am - 4 pm (Year round),   Sun 11 am - 4 pm (Nov - May)

ONYX


Latin name:  Panthera tigris

History:  Male Bengal tiger. His first owner used him to make money by having the public get photos taken with him while he was a cub. They only fed him milk from a bottle for the first year of his life to try and keep him from getting aggressive as most exotics do when you introduce raw meat in their diets. Not giving a regular meat diet will make a cub develop hip, back and leg problems, along with not being able to digest bones from their food. Onyx is on prednisone to help reduce swelling throughout his body. He is given mineral oil every week to help his food digest. The second owner was supposed to have him only for a few days and then, under orders of the first owner, have him euthanized. The second owners couldn’t do it. They brought him to us in April 2009. He was born in 2002 but has the body/ teeth of a 17 years old.

More Tigers: 


BELLA    DHARMA & KRISHNA    FRANKIE    JADA    OPTIMUS & REMI    PETE    PHOENIX    PRINCESS    SNEAKERS    SNOW   

Birds    Bears    Canines    Cougars    Leopards    Lions    Other    Primates    Reptiles    Small Cats   


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