Nadia relaxing

Species: Sumatran Tiger
(Panthera tigris tigris)

Sex: Female, spayed
Born: June 5, 2000
Rescued: August 17, 2000
Weight at Rescue: 9 lbs.

beautiful tiger laying down

Nadia in the poolNadia was rescued, along with 7 other cubs, from an inhumane Texas breeding facility. She came to us in poor health and was terrified of everything. We don’t know why, but every time we came close to her, we could see the fear in her eyes.

Nadia was malnourished and dehydrated, so she had to be given fluids before she could come to In-Sync. We had to treat her for ringworm, mange and impetigo with special baths and dips for 8 weeks, and we had to apply an anti-fungal cream to her wounds four times daily, neither of which Nadia took without protest. She was also difficult during her spay surgery. Nadia has a couple of nicknames, one being “Freckle Face” for the black spots on her face.

But the one most often used is “Naughty Girl,” because of the difficulty she gave us during her medical treatments. Now that she’s less fearful, and therefore, less difficult, it’s now used as a term of endearment. Nadia is now a healthy, vibrant, beautiful Sumatran tiger. She loves to play with the big balls on the playground and splash in her tub or pool. One of her favorite pastimes is sneaking up on her unsuspecting friends and pouncing them in play.

tiger relaxing on pipe funny