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1264982 2038-01-18 05:00:00.0 UTC 2038-01-18T00:00:00.000-05:00 2012-12-06 23:02:55.0 UTC 2012-12-06T18:02:55.000-05:00 video-tigers-at-big-cat-rescue-get-holiday-treats Published 2012-12-06 23:02:56.0 UTC 2012-12-06T18:02:56.000-05:00 features/events DTI 100539675 What do you get a tiger for Christmas? It turns out the folks at Big Cat Rescue in Tampa know just the answer to that: decorated trees and packages filled with food treats or cinnamon spices. On Thursday, they invited members of the media to watch as tigers Shere Kahn and China Doll discovered a decorated Christmas tree in their enclosure and "opened" their presents. Big Cat Recue volunteers had spent weeks creating decorations for the trees and wrapping boxes and packages filled with the goodies. Part of the reason for creating this holiday hullabaloo is to provide stimulation for the cats, who generally come from abusive situations or have been abandoned. The sanctuary is home to more than 100 big cats, including lions, tigers, leopards, lynx and bobcats. It's located at 12802 Easy St., or check online at bigcatrescue.org. Times staff Events,Hillsborough,Features,things-to-do 2016988595001 Video: Tigers at Big Cat Rescue get holiday treats AGLOVERN dhvr5 dhvr5 Tampa bigcatpresents120612.web false templatedata/tampabaytimes/StaffArticle/data/2012/12/06/100539675-video-tigers-at-big-cat-rescue-get-holiday-treats StaffArticle 2012-12-07 10:50:35.0 UTC 2012-12-07T05:50:35.000-05:00 things-to-do,eventsEventsWhat do you get a tiger for Christmas?It turns out the folks at Big Cat Rescue in Tampa know just the answer to that: decorated trees and packages filled with food treats or cinnamon spices. On Thursday, they invited members of the media to watch as tigers Shere Kahn and China Doll discovered a decorated Christmas tree in their enclosure and "opened" their presents. Big Cat Recue volunteers had spent weeks creating decorations for the trees and wrapping boxes and packages filled with the goodies.Events,Hillsborough,Features,things-to-doEvents,Hillsborough,Features,things-to-do<span style="display:none;" class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">Tampa Bay Times</span></span><a rel="item-license" href="/universal/user_agreement.shtml">&#169; 2016 Tampa Bay Times</a><br /><br />Times staff 2264908 2016-02-10 22:18:19.0 UTC 6 Months Ago st-petersbark-sells-healthy-treats-and-toys-for-dogs-and-cats features/pets St. Petersbark sells healthy treats and toys for dogs and cats StaffArticle 2262926 2016-01-27 03:47:18.0 UTC 7 Months Ago find-a-friend-lotte-the-cat features/pets Find a Friend: Lotte, the cat StaffArticle 2272294 2016-04-07 16:28:06.0 UTC 5 Months Ago notable-little-cat-books features/books Notable: Little cat books StaffArticle <p>What do you get a tiger for Christmas?</p> <p>It turns out the folks at Big Cat Rescue in Tampa know just the answer to that: decorated trees and packages filled with food treats or cinnamon spices. On Thursday, they invited members of the media to watch as tigers Shere Kahn and China Doll discovered a decorated Christmas tree in their enclosure and &quot;opened&quot; their presents. Big Cat Recue volunteers had spent weeks creating decorations for the trees and wrapping boxes and packages filled with the goodies.</p> <p>Part of the reason for creating this holiday hullabaloo is to provide stimulation for the cats, who generally come from abusive situations or have been abandoned. The sanctuary is home to more than 100 big cats, including lions, tigers, leopards, lynx and bobcats. It's located at 12802 Easy St., or check online at <a href="http://bigcatrescue.org" target="_blank">bigcatrescue.org</a>.</p>falseruntime2016-08-30 05:44:13