"It’s incredibly heartbreaking to see this young captive tiger cub seeming to frantically search for his mother," Susan Bass, spokesperson for Big Cat Rescue, a sanctuary in Florida that saves abused and neglected tigers and other cats from the zoos and circuses that mistreat them.
"In the wild, mother tigers raise their cubs for two years," Bass added. "It is very stressful and a torment for both mothers and their cubs to be ripped apart at such a young age. It sounds like the mother tiger is roaring her distress in the background. And the cub must have been terrified."