After Peru made using animals in circus acts illegal, rescue organizations needed to step in to save the animals. This particular tiger took quite a while to track down after his circus went into hiding, but he was finally brought to the type of facility where he would be taken care of.
He had been in captivity so long that he didn't even know how to handle water. Tigers are natural swimmers, but this poor guy needed some time before he would be able to go for a dip. Happy to see he is safe and happy now!