Born: August 25, 2005
Loving Adoptive Parents: Lisa & JD Thompson – Euless, TX
Loving Sponsors: Carolyn Noren (In honor of Natalie and Dominic Despres of Woodstock, CT) - North Grosvenordale, CT
Melita came from West Texas. She was fairly well taken care of physically but had incredible emotional distress when she arrived at CARE in the fall of 2005. She was only 8 weeks old but had a vicious temperament. She was extremely distrustful of people, in particular large men. There are occasions her distasteful attitude towards men shows through still, meaning we have to careful leading tour groups with many men past her enclosure, but for the most part she is a happy and healthy tiger. She loves her primary CAREgivers and never fails to sing with happiness when she receives their love.