The story below got me thinking. Rather like the number of Lions which played 'Elsa' in the movie 'Born Free' there must have been many Esso Tigers. I recollect being involved in the promotion in the early 70's.
Then there is the word "rescued" being used in this article....I have a problem with that. If the sum of £250,000 ($414,450.00) has been mentioned then money must have changed hands somewhere down the line and so, in effect, it is not a 'rescue' but a 'purchase'. I'm not knocking it though....it is a noble gesture (as were the Lions from Romania and Anne The Elephant).
My last thought was....are these tigers in an official studbook anywhere or are they just generic tigers and so of little value for anything other than exhibition? And honestly now....just how much is a generic tiger worth?