Mohan known as the “King of Tiger Island” has passed away. He was 17 years old, a very sad day for a lot of people. Mohan was part of the entertainment at a Theme Park known as Dreamworld which has rides and also a lot of wildlife as well, a fantastic place to go, a tourist destination of course, but a lot of Aussies also love going there, I myself have been there many times, it is under an hour away from where I live. Among the many attractions is a place called “Tiger Island” and there are a few tigers there that put on a show which you will see a bit of in the videos below. If you would like to know more about the Theme Park just click onto the link above.
Mohan which means “Charming” was one of the first tigers at Tiger Island, and he was originally from the United States and arrived at Dreamworld as a young cub when Tiger Island first opened in 1995, and as you can imagine has been a favourite among locals and tourists. He was born in November 1994, and when he became an adult he weighed 180 kg or 396 pounds. Of course white tigers are rare and so beautiful as well with their white fur and light coloured stripes.
Mohan celebrates his 17th birthday at Tiger Island. Pics: Adam Head
(via Courier Mail picture gallery)
The tigers are also led around the theme park among the people, you are free to pat them which you do so from behind, a fantastic experience no matter how many times you do this it really is magical in a strange way. Mohan was one of the tigers that every now and then would be taken for a walk around the Theme Park, and I myself have patted this beautiful animal many times. I did manage to find a video of the tiger walk, unfortunately not of Mohan, but it will give you an idea of how they do this.