"[T.I.G.E.R.S.] continues to use the 'unlikely animal friendships' angle to exploit endangered species and give the wrong impression of the proper care of these animals," writes watchdog group Eyes On Apes.
The Dodo reached out to T.I.G.E.R.S. by phone for comment on this accusation of animal exploitation, but was met instead by a pre-recorded message:
"You can support us in our conservation efforts by participating in our T.I.G.E.R.S. preservation station photo encounter. During this encounter, you will get hands-on with a baby tiger and a young ape while they sit on your lap. Photo encounters start at $100 a person [...]"