When it comes to down majestic creatures, all those big wild cats are crossing my mind. From the fearsome lion to the powerful tiger; from the fast cheetah to the delicate leopard. However, it isn’t too wise only to be around these giant felines, but sharing a home with them. Well, this woman in Florida seems to disagree.

While most of us use our gardens to unwind, Janice Haley of Orlando, Florida opted to turn it into a playground for her adorable kittens. And by kitties, I mean two massive Bengal tigers. Despite the fact that Janda weighs over 400 pounds and Saber weighs approximately 600 pounds, the 57-year-old woman claims they are gentle giants that love to play and snuggle like any other kitten. “As far as they’re concerned, I am mommy,” Janice explained. “They slap my face, and they let me kiss them on the nose.”

Janice always loved big wild cats and in 1995 she quit her job and started to take care of wild animals, including tigers, lions or leopards. In 2002 she met Janda and five years later she got Saber, who was only two weeks old back then. Since then, the woman shares her home with the two unlikely pets.

The woman agrees no wild animal should be kept in captivity. However, in some situation there’s not a choice as they won’t survive in the wild. “It is not the ideal place for a tiger to be, in a cage,” Janice told Bored Panda. “But at this point, in the wild, there isn’t a lot hope out there for them anymore, and if there aren’t some of them left in cages there aren’t going to be any left at all in a couple of years from now.”


The woman is hand-feeding Janda and Saber three time a day. She even got some volunteers to help her out with the majestic animals. “They are provided for and loved here,” the woman said. “In my opinion, I wouldn’t mind being a tiger in my backyard.” Janice loves to spend time with her beloved companions. Sometimes she even takes naps with her “babies.”


Source: Barcroft TV | dailymail

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