Rejected tiger cub being cared for at German couple's home

 10 Jan 2017 - 23:06

Rejected tiger cub being cared for at German couple's home
Monica Farell walks four-months-old tiger baby "Elsa" at the beach of Barendorf near Dassow close to Luebeck, northeastern Germany, on January 9, 2017. The baby tiger was born at a travelling circus and rejected by her mother. Elsa is grown up now by members of the Farell circus family and will move later on to the Dassow tiger park. AFP / dpa / Jens B?ttner

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BERLIN: Four-month-old Elsa was born in a traveling circus and rejected by her mother. Now the little Siberian tiger is being cared for by a human couple, and she's growing up fast.

Monica Farell and Saad Rose, who run a park with 13 tigers and five lions near Germany's Baltic coast, are taking care of Elsa at their home. She's getting cat milk from the bottle, along with chicken, beef and egg yolk.

Farell told news agency dpa "it's a full-time job, like with a baby." That includes taking Elsa for walks in the woods or on the beach.

Elsa, who already has sharp claws and a fighter's instincts, is set to move into an enclosure in the tiger park in March — with an older female tiger as her neighbor.