Sometimes, where a tiger comes from isn't as important as where he is now.
In this case, about the only thing we know for sure about these four tigers is that they came from the same place: a facility in the U.S. And they were once used as "pay to play" tigers.
Pay-to-play animals can be anything from mascots at sporting events to rentals for special occasions.
In the case of these four tigers, Julie Hanan of Wildcat Sanctuary says, "they were used as photo props. An exhibitor will offer the general public the opportunity to pose and play with a cub - for a price."
Rescuers are still negotiating with the facility where they were being held, and trying to find homes for the rest of its animals - so few details on their background are being released.