Smart Tigers Living High in Bhutan

By Cole

A BBC film crew captured candid video of tigers living and breeding in the Himalayan mountains of Bhutan after local inhabitants told them they’d seen big cat tracks.

Everyone was surprised because tigers are believed to be jungle creatures who live only in more tropical climates. Problem is, man can’t seem to hunt them and destroy their habitats fast enough, so tigers are now on the brink of extinction.

It seems perfectly logical to me. Cats love high places. The beleaguered tigers probably decided, “Screw humans!” and took to the mountains where the air’s too thin for gun-toting crazies to always be after them.

Now that people know tigers are comfortable living at this altitude, where they don’t have to worry about anybody building malls and condos on top of them, sanctuaries can be created so they can breed in safety and save their species.

The tigers would say, “Well, DUH. Where else did you humans think we’d be? Floating around in your polluted oceans with the tar balls, dodging cruise ship propellers?”

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6 Responses to Smart Tigers Living High in Bhutan

  1. zappa says:

    Hi Cole!
    “Screw Humans!” is exactly what I think when I make it to the top of cabinet on top of the fridge in the kitchen. My mom can’t reach me nor can she fit up there. By the way,that is the cabinet that has my food in it and I can run the world from up here. Why does my mom wave the can opener at me and laugh?
    Zappa

  2. catsworking says:

    Zappa, darn humans and their opposable thumbs! They’re the only thing that keep us from ruling the world!

    It sounds like you have a great kitchen! Our cabinets are attached to the ceiling, so the highest we can get is the top of the fridge.

    Yul and Adele like the tops of the tall bookcases in the living room, too, which are only accessible from 2 of the beams that run across the cathedral ceiling. I’ve never tried them, but I am comfortable making the leap from a beam down to the top level of the new kitty perch, which is an area you can measure in inches and has a hole in it big enough for me to fall through. Somehow, I feel that’s safer. Go figure.

  3. Tuxi says:

    The tigers have more sense than the humans and know where to go for privacy. They say the mountains are nice and the only time they need humans is when they can’t sleep and feel like a midnight walk and a snack! Now let’s hope they leave the tigers alone except only to help them.

  4. catsworking says:

    Tuxi, now that the word is out about the tigers in Bhutan, I’m a little worried that the poachers will follow. I hope somebody is giving the people some incentive to protect the big cats.

  5. dawa says:

    let the smart tiger be up there on the mountain of Bhutan and enjoy their right, but i fear the poacher!

  6. catsworking says:

    Welcome, dawa. I think the tigers are counting on the people of Bhutan to help protect them from the poachers.

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