By Miriam Raftery
November 27, 2014 (Alpine) - Phevos will soon be the newest tiger to call Lions, Tigers and Bears home. The Alpine rescue facility has been approved by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for a permit to import the tiger, who was suffering in abusive conditions in a foreign zoo.
Phevos and his sister, Athena, were part of an Italian traveling circus and later were moved to a zoo in Trikala, Greece. Athena cut her foot on a Christmas ornament in 2012 and developed an infection after receiving no treatment for six months. She died of neglect, but Phevos will have a better future thanks to the efforts of Bobbi Brink, founder of Lions, Tigers and Bears rescue facility in Alpine.
Lions, Tigers and Bears provides spacious enclosures complete with a pond, waterfall, room to run and climbing equipment for its tigers.
“We are excited to welcome the newest member of our sanctuary family and provide him with the compassionate care he rightly deserves,” says Brink. “ Be sure to follow Phevos' rescue on our website (www.LionsTigersAndBears.org) as it unfolds.”