India arrived with her three brothers, Solomon, Apophis, and Kabul. It was clear from day one that India was the boss. She had the boys right where she wanted them, and they all knew it. She was loving and tolerant with the boys when the mood struck or she wanted something, but she always made sure the boys knew who was in charge.
After the tragic loss of Apophis, the dynamic between the other three changed. This forced us to separate the trio and pair India with Solomon, who was more understanding and tolerant of India and her whims. As more time passed, especially after Solomon’s stroke, it was clear to us that while India loved Solomon dearly, she was also a tiger and was taking advantage of his disadvantage. We made the tough decision to separate India and Solomon but we were able to let them live next to each other, just so she can keep tabs.
India is a playful, curious, and stubborn girl who loves to do things on her terms; imagine Indiana Jones in a female tiger’s body. India is very vocal, especially at dinner. She is also in our welcome/snoopy neighbor club. She loves welcoming new residents but forgets the fine line between welcoming and obsessing. India is also the second smartest female tiger we have on property, second to only Kali. She is quick to learn during training sessions. We are very lucky to be able to care for this beautiful, smart, and boisterous old gal.