Before the Pounce

Category: Nature


Photo and caption by Terri Chapman

This male Sumatran Tiger was enjoying his first "Snow Day" at the Los Angeles Zoo. The Union Ice Company blanketed the tiger enclosure with fresh snow, as part of an environmental enrichment program to help maintain the wellbeing of the tigers, and at first this young tiger was not so thrilled with the snow. He kept trying to get back into his night enclosure. But, he and his brother soon discovered the fun they could have and in this photograph, the tiger is preparing to pounce on his brother.

Location: The Los Angeles Zoo, Los Angeles, California


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