Female Siberian tiger, they have a lot more white in their fur due to the climate of their natural habitat. She was asleep when I first approached her, opened just the one eye to check me out and to make sure I was no threat. Almost as quickly she closed her eyes and went back to sleep. "The tiger does not lose sleep over the opinions of sheep". The quote immediately came to mind and never has it rang true. Then I peaked her curiosity with the clicking of my camera and decided to take more notice, for a while I knew what it must feel like to be considered as the possibility of a meal for another animal. The she decided to get up and come over to get a closer look, only a few feet away, I have never been as close to such an animal before and I just fell in love with her.