Longleat’s four Amur (Siberian) Tigers were fascinated by the deep snow outside and were always going to make the most of ‘snow day’ when it came around.
…So where are these snowmen you promised?…
… but when their keepers decided to build some snowmen, things got more exciting and they just had to go in to investigate….
…Look at me guys,….. hey this is fun
So what were these strange white creatures with orange noses…..
…How about a little hug then?…
So inquisitive were the four handsome beasts that they caused the fragile snowmen to collapse…..
…Whats that Camera doing in there?…
…and so, it was off to explore the rest of their snow bound enclosure before retiring to a snug warm pen for the evening.
…nice old tree trunk this…
…Hey I’m cat of the month you know?…
… oi, what are you up too?.. this is a moggies only website….oh you’re sooo cute so its o.k. I guess
Heres the video of the whole episode
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Longleat website for these and many other wonderful animals.
And what’s an Amur Tiger? you might ask. Well here’s a pretty concise article on the National Geographic website.
First recorded in 1911, and possibly derived from Maggie, Margie or Mog, all short forms of the name Margaret.
From the 1800’s used to describe an ungainly lumbering Cow (or in the growing cities of the Industrial Revolution, a “hag” or “lady of the night”). In parts of Lancashire, England the word ‘moggy’ means Mouse not a Cat at all.