Pandu is a male Malayan tiger at the Houston Zoo. Every time time I visit, Pandu is off napping and not to be bothered. But on this day, he was up and about. For a moment, I thought he might go swimming (tigers are good swimmers) but he opted not to.
Like all species of tigers, Malayan tigers are endangered and approximately 75 live in zoos around the world. These tigers are shy, nocturnal animals and usually live alone, although they are social and seldom fight among themselves.