Hear our interview with Bobbi Brink, founder of Lions Tigers and Bears, originally aired on KNSJ: http://k003.kiwi6.com/hotlink/uotfmyp3u1/Newsmaker-LionsTigersBears-TigerCubHimmel-BobbieBrink.mp3
By Tasha Matthews and Miriam Raftery
Tiger photos provided by Lions, Tigers and Bears
November 21, 2015 (Alpine) – A tiger cub found wandering the streets of Hemet, is now thriving thanks to care at Lions, Tigers and Bears sanctuary in Alpine. Meet Himmel, named by a unanimous vote of LTB members after the late San Diego News 8 reporter Larry Himmel, a creative and brilliant newscaster who would often visit Lions, Tigers, and Bears.
Himmel, now four months old, is full of life and joy. When we visited, he ran up to the cage bars ready to romp and eager to be free. Fortunately at Lions, Tigers and Bears, the frisky cub can spend play time in larger enclosures where he has the opportunity to run, climb and even swim, also interacting with other tigers at this very special facility.