Friday, April 29, 2011

EXCITING NEWS! Meet our newest resident - Titan!

Titan is the newest resident of IEAS and we couldn't be happier that we are able to give this amazing tiger a new life. Titan was rescued from the Kelly-Miller Circus, a traveling circus based out of Oklahoma. Richard Gilbreth, Executive Director, received a call on March 28 from the USDA saying they needed to find a home for a male tiger. Quoted by the USDA, "The tiger wouldn't perform for the circus."

After hearing this, Richard and IEAS knew we had to rescue this innocent tiger. At the time, we just didn't know how fast we needed to act. The Circus was set up in Bridgeport, just 15 miles from the Sanctuary. Since it is a traveling Circus, they were leaving that night, so Richard and Roy headed to Bridgeport to rescue this tiger. The tiger was being kept in a 6X6 cage where all he could do is stand up and barely turn around.

Needless to say, this tiger was ready to get out of those conditions. He loaded right up into his transfer cage and made the short trip to his new home. He has been housed in our Quarantine area but is moving to his new habitat TODAY! Look out for pictures of him after he has settled in! His spacious habitat will consist of trees, grass, perches, a pool and plenty of enrichment items to play with. He will be able to enjoy his stress-free life here at IEAS where he will receive the best quality care.

This tiger will never again have to perform for anyone.


  1. Welcome, Titan . . . I know you already love your new home. It just gets better!

  2. The only performing we need to see is that BIG beautiful face. What a gorgeous guy.

    Sharron Benson