China Doll (Deceased Tiger)
China Doll was just 5 months old when she arrived at Big Cat Rescue from Deepwoods Exotics in TN. She was probably bought as a breeder as Carole mentions a male they had imported for her.
The Evolving Stories
Wildlife on Easy Street - 1997 - (source)
A female Bengal Tiger was born 11/1/94 and came to us a big beautiful cub in April of 1995 as a playmate for Shere Khan. She walked right out of the carrier, allowed us to bathe her and then licked some calcium and vitamin powder off the plate, before any food was offered. She came from Oneida and they really seem to care for their cats. She was obviously raised on vitamins and calcium and was bigger than the male we had imported her for.
Big Cat Rescue - 2014
When China Doll’s owners discovered that they were going to have a baby and be dealing with terminal illness in their family, they asked Big Cat Rescue to take their tiger and 8 cougars and we did.
Even people who could afford to give proper care to these cats in large cages, good food and vitamins and love, were not prepared to commit to a lifetime of care when their personal situation changed. As a result China Doll came to us as a big, beautiful cub in April of 1995 as a playmate for Shere Khan. They have unlimited access to the lake they both love.