Saturday, October 11, 2008

Well, I know what I want for my birthday

So, it was Vladimir Putin's birthday yesterday, and guess what he got? A rare Manchurian tiger cub. He plans on donating her to a zoo or a wildlife preserve, which is good, since there are only about 400 of these cats left in the wild. Also, this species of tiger becomes huge when full grown, around 600 pounds, definitely requiring a professional staff and room to romp. Putin seems to be quite pleased with the cub, and he called journalists to his house after midnight to show off his new birthday gift. Here are some photos showing the cub, and you can also watch a video here, in which you can hear her purr.

Putin is thinking of naming the cub
Mashenka or Milashka.

Hmmm that journalist looks tasty.

The money shot.
That is one cute tiger cub.


Blogger Connor said...

Aw, that crazy Putin. Always invading countries or adopting wild cats. What a character!

October 14, 2008 at 10:36 AM  

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