I've visited Zoo Miami several times, and one of my favourite exhibits is the Tiger Temple--and looking back through some of the photos I have kicking around I found Roshe, which makes me sad to think of her no longer lazing on the 'temple' steps, soaking up the sun.
There's just something about tigers, don't you think? The power in their beautiful bodies, the intelligent look in their eyes, the distinctive markings that identify each one as surely as a human's fingerprints... The World Wildlife Fund does great work with an aim to conserve these prescious creatures, and if you're looking for a unique gift for the animal lover in your life, why not adopt a tiger? With the amount of problems with tiger poaching at the moment (and only 3,200 tigers left in the wild today), doing something concrete is essential to save this endangered species from extinction. Check out the WWF's tiger section to learn more about these beautiful animals and the challenges they face.
Roshe was born in captivity and never had to face the threat of poachers... but alternatively, she never roamed her native habitat and experienced the life of a tiger as it was meant to be lived. Rest easy, old girl... and enjoy exploring the wilderness in your afterlife.