Hey tigers, where's your pride? We hate to fat-shame animals but these bloated big cats at the Siberian Tiger Park near Harbin, China make Garfield look like an Olympic athlete.
These tubby tigers may think life is GRRREAT but we have to ask park staffers just what they were thinking... perhaps they assumed Siberian Tigers hibernate during the winter. Well get a clue, zoo dudes: whether Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow or not, spring is well and truly on its way. We're guessing the tigers ATE poor Phil before he could properly prognosticate.
To be fair, too many reports of underfed and starving zoo animals have made the news of late so things could be worse. The Siberian Tiger Park must be flush with cash if they've been buying truckloads of Tiger Chow. At least we assume they've been eating Tiger Chow or some other actual natural meals and not just pigging out on Kellogg's Frosted Flakes.
The Siberian Tiger Park is located in China's far northeastern province of Heilongjiang where winter is no picnic: the record low temperature recorded in Harbin was -42.6 °C (-45 °F). As well, Harbin's nickname is “Ice City” and since 1985 residents and tourists have enjoyed the annual Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival. Should they also visit the Siberian Tiger Park, one would hope they read and obey the “Do Not Feed The Animals” signs. The tigers have definitely had their fill.