Famed ‘Tiger King’ documentary star Carole Baskin talks to KPRC 2 about what people should do if they encounter a tiger

Big cat expert Carole Baskin on search for tiger
Big cat expert Carole Baskin on search for tiger

HOUSTON – Famed “Tiger King” documentary star Carole Baskin went 1-on-1 with KPRC 2 reporter Courtney Zubowski in talking about the tiger from Houston that’s getting national attention.

The Bengal Tiger was probably six months old and about 150 pounds, according to Baskin.

“I felt so bad for this cat,” Baskin said. “It had probably never been free in its entire life.”

“You know who really surprised me in that video clip was the officer,” she added. “He shows so much restraint.”

Watch: This is what Baskin said people should do if they ever encounter a tiger:

Carole Baskin on what to do if you encounter a tiger
Carole Baskin on what to do if you encounter a tiger

Victor Cuevas was seen on a cellphone video over the weekend kissing the cat on the head before straddling the animal and leading it into a house.

“I think he definitely believed he had a relationship with that cat that would allow him to do that and not be killed,” Baskin said.


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