Wish I knew who the artist was who did this? Fantastic work!
Layout from Fantasia
got my final back
Earth, Fire, Air, Water.
Allosaurus feeding her chicks, by James Gurney
The young are covered with a white coat of downy feathers.
I seriously hate pictures like this where some famous person has a pet tiger because that just means more people will buy them. And, seriously, tigers (all exotic cats really) make terrible “pets.” Cute, yes, but admiring from afar is substantially better for both humans and tigers everywhere.
Tigers are dangerous, wild animals, not pets or “big kitty cats”. They don’t belong in a home or in a backyard. They are not domesticated, and they have thousands upon thousands of years of instincts in them. It’s extremely irresponsible to keep them as if they ever were to attack someone from acting upon its instincts, guess who would be punished? THE TIGER. Even in play, a tiger can injure or even kill you. Fun fact: a tiger can kill you with just a swipe of its paw.
Even if someone were to keep their “pet” tiger in the best enclosure possible and give it the best care (lmao like that would ever happen), it would still be irresponsible. "Pet" tigers come from the exotic animal trade where tigers are trafficked and farmed, resulting in poor breeding practises like breeding different subspecies. Genetically impure tigers (“mutts” or tigers of multiple subspecies, most commonly amur and bengal mixes) serve no conservation purpose. Neither do color mutated tigers (white, golden tabby, snow white, etc.), which our friend, Mike Tyson, here conveniently bought. All color mutated tigers are severely inbred, extremely unhealthy, and serve no conservation purpose because of it. There are only about 3000 tigers left in the wild, so they need all the conservation efforts they can get. There are at least double the amount of tigers being kept in people’s backyard in America than there are wild tigers in Asia, so tigers really can’t afford all this exploitation and cruelty right now.
More background practice
this is really stunning!
Official Korra Art Books 1-4