If the whole thing sounds like a weird publicity stunt by a Russian cheese farmer and a sketchy zoo owner, it's because it probably is, but Sirota insists he wants Timur to leave the park and live on his farm.
"I hope Timur ultimately comes here to live with us in cosy Moscow," said Sirota, according to The Independent. "There are no tigers, but there is a goat called Merkel."
Frankly, after all he's been through, Timur could do a lot worse.
Watch Sirota make his strange case below: