An expensive business
Making a brand of his name and selling the gift shop merchandise wasn’t enough to finance the expenses of the zoo, and that’s when Joe started breeding his tigers. The park provided its visitors with an experience of a lifetime – petting the cub tigers and taking a photo with them. This attraction was a great hit at the zoo, but it meant Joe had to keep breeding cubs.
For people to be able to pet the cubs safely, they must small enough, and after the age of 6 months, they become too dangerous to put around children and people who have no experience with the wild animals. Breeding became one of Joe’s main endeavors.