Houston tiger update: New video, photos show India the tiger settling into his North Texas habitat

Visiting India the Tiger at Texas animal sanctuary
Visiting India the Tiger at Texas animal sanctuary

MURCHISON, TexasAfter arriving in a North Texas animal sanctuary last week, India, the Houston tiger that made national headlines earlier this month is now settling in his new habitat.

Officials with the Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch said in a statement India was in a temporary sanctuary since he arrived on May 16. He transitioned smoothly into the new half-acre, naturally-wooded enclosure, and is doing well.

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The enclosure has a large pool, logs, toys and patches of tall grass for him to play in, while watching his neighbors closely from afar in their own habitats, Noelle Almrud, senior director of Black Beauty Ranch said in a news release.

After giving India a few days to adjust to his home, we introduced him to his new yard over the weekend. I think it's...

Posted by Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch on Monday, May 24, 2021

Video of India playing in the sanctuary was shared on the organization’s Facebook page.

An Amazon Wish List was created by the sanctuary for those who wish to donate treats, toys and supplies for India and several other animals. You can view the list here.

See the big cat in action at his new habitat below:

India the tiger is now in his large naturally wooded habitat at Black Beauty Ranch, as of May 24, 2021. (The Humane Society of the United States)
India the tiger is now in his large naturally wooded habitat at Black Beauty Ranch, as of May 24, 2021. (The Humane Society of the United States)
India the tiger relaxes in his new home at Black Beauty Ranch. He was previously someone's "pet" and made headlines when he was seen wandering in a residential neighborhood in May, 2021. (The Humane Society of the United States)
India the tiger is now in his large naturally wooded habitat at Black Beauty Ranch, as of May 24, 2021. (The Humane Society of the United States)
India the tiger is now in his large naturally wooded habitat at Black Beauty Ranch, as of May 24, 2021. (The Humane Society of the United States)

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