Hoover The Tiger Spent Years in Captivity. Watch The Moment He Feels Grass on his Paws… Awesome!
Many animals in circuses are not well cared for. They are held against their will, forced to do tricks, and kept from their natural environment. Some are even kept in tiny areas that stunt their growth.
Hoover the tiger had spent many years with a circus in Peru. Even though there are laws in Peru prohibiting wild animals in the circus, he remained caged and was hit with whips. The wonderful people at Animal Defenders International would not stand for this. They chased the circus for months, and after an anonymous tip, they raided the zoo and rescued Hoover!
The big cat was once one of 12 tigers, but he is now the last of his group. He will no longer be held against his will and can roam free. He was transported to Big Cat Rescue in Florida, where he can now live a normal life.