Teaching Wild Animals to Swim

August 26, 2008 / 13 Comments

For all those that thought cats can’t swim we have news for you. They can if they are being taught, and that’s exactly what Dr Bhagavan Antle did for the last 25 years.

2798827755 e9e6c2d802 o Teaching Wild Animals to SwimA young lion cub is being taught how to swim

2799677562 f79ce024ff o Teaching Wild Animals to SwimTiger loves to get his paws wet for a good swim

Baby orangutan learns how to swim
Baby orangutan learns how to swim

A swimming tapir, enjoys life underwater
A swimming tapir, enjoys life underwater

Born in Arizona on a vast cattle ranch and with a passion for wild and exotic animals, Dr Bhagavan Antle is now the director of T.I.G.E.R.S and is considered one of the foremost animal trainers in the country with more than 350 bit cats trained for movies, TV commercials, and live performances. Would we have fun if tigers would play with us? Probably not!

I salute his lions swimming lessons but I think animals should be left alone in their natural habitat and not used to entertain humans.