This person specializes in Tigers, Lions, Leopards, Panthers and a few others I cant remember. He takes these animals in from across the globe when others dont want them anymore or are just not able to be released in the wild. Today a vet which is a close family friend goes out there and treats the animals. They take a blow dart and knock out new arrivals for treatment for obvious reason the vet wont be lunch.
This guy is probably one of the best in the country for big cats. He has around 30 or 40 big cats. One of the Tigers and the Black Leopards had to be knocked out for close examination of teeth, claws, etc. Which I got to go inside the cage and pet both and even had the owner snap a picture for me with the Tiger. My wife was pretty upset with me for that one worrying what if it woke up. What they wanted from me is head shots of each cat in order of the treatments. Let me tell you something these cats can sense whats coming when they know they are going to get hit with the darts for the vaccinations, and trying to get a good head shot for identification purposes when they are pissed and wont sit still and get your lens through the cage is difficult to say the least! What a honor to be so close to these wonderful animals though.