Quick Answer: Can Tigers Be Affectionate?

Tigers are perhaps the most fascinating of the big cats.

Because tigers are so emotional, they are capable of unbelievable affection.

The white tiger pictured on this page, Sabrina, is probably the most affectionate animal I know.

She’s also extremely dangerous because of her intense emotional makeup.

Can Tigers bond with humans?

The answer, in short, is yes. Exotic big cats can bond strongly to their human friends. Exotic big cats are simply too big. A tiger’s strong enough that it can decapitate you with one swipe.

Is it possible to pet a tiger?

Tigers are not domesticated cats, nor should they be kept as pets, but many people still care for them as such. It’s problematic to consider keeping a tiger or any big cat as a pet, yet thousands are currently kept as pets—more than are left in the wild.

Do tigers like humans?

Most tigers will only attack a human if they cannot physically satisfy their needs otherwise. Tigers are typically wary of humans and usually show no preference for human meat. Although humans are relatively easy prey, they are not a desired source of food.

Can Lions be affectionate?

Having worked with lions and tigers all my life, I’ve come to the conclusion they can have similar levels of affection for a human as might a dog. They enjoy working and learning new things. They’re happy to have you around and treat you as one of their own. But you always have to remember that they are wild animals.