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October 6, 2003 7:10 AM   Subscribe

There has been a sharp rise in interest in exotic pets nationwide. Some people get exotic animals because they think it will be cool or because they saw one on Animal Planet. "I think there's more tigers in the U.S than there are in India or Russia."
posted by stbalbach (10 comments total)

More on the NYC white Siberian-Bengal tiger and the story of Loulou the African Gray Parrot.
posted by stbalbach at 7:14 AM on October 6, 2003

Also discussed here.
posted by Space Coyote at 7:28 AM on October 6, 2003

Why would someone keep a tiger in an apartment? My guess is the gorilla was too messy...
posted by ElvisJesus at 7:52 AM on October 6, 2003

My guess is the gorilla was too messy...

Poo-flinging != Messy

It's an art.
posted by Ufez Jones at 8:06 AM on October 6, 2003

A fourth-floor resident complained that urine had seeped through her ceiling from Yates' apartment, Kelly said.

Now that's just nasty. Isn't that a health code violation?
posted by Alison at 8:59 AM on October 6, 2003

Wow, and I thought my neighbor's kickin' bass subwoofer was bad. This makes me so sad...what a horrible life for those animals.
posted by JoanArkham at 9:48 AM on October 6, 2003

If anyone's looking for a couple of cheap ones...
posted by johnny novak at 11:55 AM on October 6, 2003

The Lady and the Tigers.
by Susan Orlean
The New Yorker
February 24, 2002
posted by gottabefunky at 12:51 PM on October 6, 2003

the government must be cracking down after Roy got attacked the other day...
posted by djspicerack at 1:42 PM on October 6, 2003

When I was at a pet show at Arlington Park some months back, there were a couple of exotic pet booths. One of the exotic pets there was a fennec fox. (note=Angelfire site). It was really cute but...I will stick with my dog. ; )
posted by SisterHavana at 2:53 PM on October 6, 2003

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