Caprichio Tiger gets X-rays


Carolina Tiger Rescue is a 501(c)3 nonprofit wildlife sanctuary whose mission is saving and protecting wild cats in captivity and in the wild.


Caprichio Tiger got X-rays last week, giving Carolina Tiger Rescue’s Dr. Angela Lassister a closer look at his joints. 

The 7-year-old tiger has bowed legs and may suffer from metabolic bone disease, a bone deformity due to poor nutrition early in life. Caprichio was used in the cub-petting business when he was younger. 

The X-rays, performed by 3-H Equine Hospital and Mobile Veterinarian Services’ Dr. Tracey Tinsley, will allow Carolina Tiger to best care for Caprichio down the line — he has a lot of years left! His age is what prompted Dr. Lassiter to request X-rays. 

She will review them in order to decide what’s next for Caprichio. 

In this video, Carolina Tiger volunteer coordinator Maryssa Hill explains why this procedure is vital to Caprichio’s care in the future: