Living With Tigers: Family Share Home With Pet Tigers
COMM: They’re one of the most dangerous animals in the world, yet one family show no fear
when it comes to their pet tigers. COMM: They play and swim with them, and even allow their children to ride on their backs. COMM: But not everyone is happy, and there’s fears something will go wrong sooner or later. COMM: Here in Maringa, Brazil, Ary Borges and his family have not one, but seven tigers. COMM: Together with his three daughters Deusanira, Uyara and Nayara, Ary and the family, eat,
live and even swim with the giant cats. COMM: Despite having no experience with tigers Ary rescued two of the big cats from a circus eight years ago. After he found them living in bad conditions. COMM: He decided to build an enclosure and welcomed them into the family. COMM: And it wasn’t long before Ary’s daughter Uyara, began feeding, petting and walking the tigers on leads. COMM: Twenty year-old Nayara has formed a special bond with one of the tigers, Tom, and regularly swims with him. COMM: But not all members of the family are so happy about having tigers around. Uyara’s husband Rafael is terrified of big cats. COMM: And Uyara’s decision to allow her young daughter to interact with the tigers, is not going down well. COMM: Now Ary has plans to open a 40-acre eco-park in Maringa, where his beloved animals can roam free. COMM: But until that time, Ary and his family will continue their intimate but controversial relationship with their feline pets.