Sybre is a Siberian tiger who lived in an enclosure in a small facility in Ohio until he was rescued in 2012. The facility, which housed approximately 20 animals (mostly big cats and one black bear), closed down due to financial problems. Thanks to the joint effort and hard work of the International Fund for Animal Welfare, Safe Haven and other rescue organizations, the animals were placed in new, permanent homes.
When Sybre arrived at our sanctuary, he was 13 years old. He spent most of his time playing with fellow rescue and Safe Haven resident, Gage. Unfortunately, Gage passed away in 2015 due to a very aggressive cancer.
Sybre is quite and tends to be very attentive to his surroundings. He enjoys our colder winter temperatures and can be seen out romping in the snow. Syber is a very sweet cat and in the summer enjoys swimming in his in-ground pool, especially when you throw in a few toys such as his boomer ball. Late in the day, Sybre can be seen relaxing on top of his climbing/shade platform enjoying the warm, summer breezes. He prefers to rearrange his den on occasion, stacking hay in the corner to form a bed.
About Siberian Tigers
Siberian, or Amur, tigers are the largest cats in the world and are considered endangered, with only an estimated population of 400-500 remaining. They primarily live in Russia’s birch forests, with a life span of 10-15 years in the wild, and up to 20 years in captivity. Their survival is mostly threatened by poachers and the illegal trade of tigers and their parts. There are believed to be more privately owned tigers in the U.S. then there are in the wild.
Common Name: Siberian Tiger
Age: 17 years old
Price to Adopt: $275