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2013-11-06 05:17:06 PM
The cat will soon learn that, like the laser red dot, that kid is unreachable.
 
2013-11-06 05:39:56 PM
Made my day, thanks Subby.
 
2013-11-06 05:40:39 PM
1) Yes, it's cute.
2) That tiger isn't "playing."
 
2013-11-06 05:45:11 PM
It was cute until someone noted to me that it was kind of sad, the way the tiger was caged and starved for stimulation.  Buzzkill.
 
2013-11-06 06:05:39 PM
Usually my ovaries would be weeping that I need a child so I can make cute videos like this one, but right now all I want to do is magic the glass away so the kitty can have a snack. I must be having an off day.
 
2013-11-06 06:07:29 PM

Pocket Ninja: 1) Yes, it's cute.
2) That tiger isn't "playing."


This and this. Ears back at 0:36 - he's hunting.
 
2013-11-06 06:32:50 PM
Yeah, that cat wasn't "playing", it wanted a tasty snack and that damn glass prevented it.

/Don't anthropomorphize animals
//Animals hate that
///profit???
 
2013-11-06 06:51:00 PM
It might have been playing,  its a very young tiger.
 
2013-11-06 07:12:56 PM
Was that someone's private tiger collection in their backyard?
 
2013-11-06 07:31:14 PM
Would it still be cute if the kid was locked in behind the glass?
 
2013-11-06 07:46:07 PM
Seems far more cruel than cute, to me.
 
2013-11-06 07:48:09 PM

echri: It might have been playing,  its a very young tiger.


Yeah, young cats play. It's how they bond with their siblings and learn how to hunt and take down prey.

Big cats acclimatize to humans, as in, they tend to hold a bit back, when "playing" but the kid wouldn't last too long if he was actually with the tiger, and the young tiger would be baffled by what happened, rather than feeding on him.

House cats sometimes never lose the "play" spirit, since they don't have to actually hunt for their food. They prefer, sometimes, to let their "prey" live, like some sort of living toy.
 
2013-11-06 08:12:31 PM
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2013-11-06 08:41:07 PM
While watching the video I was thinking of the documentary I saw the other day about a place in India where tigers routinely eats humans.
 
2013-11-06 09:13:04 PM

LesserEvil: echri: It might have been playing,  its a very young tiger.

Yeah, young cats play. It's how they bond with their siblings and learn how to hunt and take down prey.

Big cats acclimatize to humans, as in, they tend to hold a bit back, when "playing" but the kid wouldn't last too long if he was actually with the tiger, and the young tiger would be baffled by what happened, rather than feeding on him.

House cats sometimes never lose the "play" spirit, since they don't have to actually hunt for their food. They prefer, sometimes, to let their "prey" live, like some sort of living toy.


This.
That cat is playing, but if he actually was able to reach the boy it wouldn't end well. You can tell by the posturing that it's play. If it was hunting the tiger's butt would have gone down and the stare would have been intense.

This is going to be a great day for the boy, it's the day he played with a real tiger, and it's great that mom and dad caught this on video without a dozen other people in the room.
 
2013-11-06 10:14:59 PM
Link directly to the goddam youtube page Subby, you muppet.
 
2013-11-06 11:11:58 PM
Meh, show me a video of a kid dressed as a gazelle playing with a real tiger and you'll have something.
 
2013-11-06 11:33:47 PM

Rigger1955: Would it still be cute if the kid was locked in behind the glass?


From the tigers perspective, he is.
 
2013-11-06 11:38:06 PM
I expected a video of a kid playing with a tiger, not a kid standing behind a protective barrier looking at a tiger.
 
2013-11-06 11:38:51 PM
That's Kali, the cub at Point Defiance Zoo.  I think she's about 7 months old now, and she's always been fascinated by little kids.  I remember seeing her after she first went on display and a little girl in a zebra print jacket walked by.  Kali reacted pretty much the same way then as she did in this video.  It's cute, but I've heard more than one keeper refer to her as a little demon, so it's just as well there's a thick plane of glass in the way!
 
2013-11-06 11:41:35 PM
It doesn't matter WHY the boy is dressed like a tiger!

Has he got my leg?!

/it's not a virus
 
2013-11-07 03:34:56 AM
Darwin's theory may be sound, but we can cheat him with a pane of glass.
 
2013-11-07 05:48:46 AM

Pocket Ninja: 1) Yes, it's cute.
2) That tiger isn't "playing."


Gig103: Pocket Ninja: 1) Yes, it's cute.
2) That tiger isn't "playing."

This and this. Ears back at 0:36 - he's hunting.


No. It's playing. Animals practice hunting on each other through fake hunting/killing play. That's what this young tiger is doing. Such a young human would be unlikely to survive this sort of play, especially when the tiger is unfamiliar with it's scent and would likely let instinct take over, but the tiger isn't hunting or even thinking of killing, it's practicing and playing.
/ex gf worked at a tiger sanctuary. I got to "play" with a 300 pounder through the fence. She could have killed me anytime accidentally, but most of it's just practice. She used to stalk us for practice when we walked by her enclosure to feed the others. What's funny is that if you enlarged a house cat with a "Honey I shrunk the kids" ray, it would behave pretty much the same.
 
2013-11-07 06:44:17 AM

Benevolent Misanthrope: It was cute until someone noted to me that it was kind of sad, the way the tiger was caged and starved for stimulation.  Buzzkill.


And the fact that the baby tiger is probably the only one in that cage, he's so starved for fun
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2013-11-07 08:48:14 AM

Rigger1955: Would it still be cute if the kid was locked in behind the glass?


YES. Farking snowflake would be that much less capable of making into any restaurant I'm in while trying to enjoy a nice quiet meal with my wife.
 
2013-11-07 09:50:00 AM
Yes, it's actually playing even with its ears back. Kittens do the same when they imagine themselves in an epic battle...they won't bite hard but they have pretty bad claw control (not sure if it's the same with tigers).
I vote "cute" even though it reminds me too much of animals PACING!
 
2013-11-07 02:55:31 PM
Reminds me of a rRe situation years ago at the Milwaukee zoo. I was bringing my (first kid died due to the pertussis vaccine reaction) second kid who grew up with two cats to the "big" cat house. A female tiger paced me multiple times as I walked the environment. The kitd giggled, an observer stated that the cat hated me. I jogged past the tiger enclosure, doubling back, etc. the mother tiger paced me. The kid was in hysterics in his stroller. I was asked to leave.
 
2013-11-08 01:32:39 AM
i dont care how cute the kid is.  its always a touch of the sad to see a tiger cub in captivity.  so yeah, it ended up being a downer.
 
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