We’re not sure how Brooks started his life but we are sure of how his life has turned out to this point. The first time Vicky ever saw Brooks was in May of 1998, and was the very first tiger Vicky was ever close to.
Brooks was rescued from the same place Kiro and Tacoma came from and living in the same unsanitary conditions. Chicken feathers bulging from the fence, and drinking water nasty with feces and urine. His cage was about 20′ X 20′ square and only 8 feet tall. If Brooks wanted to get on top of his wooden, falling down den and stand up his back would almost touch the roof.
It has taken a while for Brooks to become accustomed to his new home. He is almost completely blinded by cataracts in both eyes. He is about 75 pounds under weight and has no muscle tone due to not having enough space to properly exercise.
He now likes to jump on top of his spool to enjoy his day and we were all in awe the first time we actually saw him kick around a bucket. For the first time in his life he now receives regular enrichment and toys to keep him busy.
Not only did Brooks have to live most of his life in bad conditions but his main purpose was to be bred to his mate, “Naomi” and create the much desired white tiger. Brooks and Naomi produced many white tigers throughout their breeding lives, 3 of which now live here at In-Sync including Kiro, whom we have had since he was 3 months old.