Born: June 6, 2000
Loving Adoptive Parents: Nicole Hyland - New York, NY
Loving Sponsors: Taylor Smith - Springtown, TX
Tess is a special-needs tiger. She was separated tragically from her siblings when she was three. The loss left Tess devastated. She had horrible ulcers which were very difficult to treat. She immediately lost over 100 pounds. She was heartbroken and extremely depressed. After an abundance of medication, love, and special food, Tess made a slow recovery. Years later, she still struggles with weight issues. She gets stressed very easily. Harmony is important to her. She can instantaneously switch gears from mellow and calm to energetic and playful or even stressed and aggressive. Tess will never trust enough to live with another cat, so two teenage tigers were placed in a new enclosure next to years ago - Fire and Melita. After a transition, she now enjoys stalking her playmates and neighbors.