Buster is a rare white Bengal tiger cub who feels the call of the wild just as any other wild animal. The difference is that he responds to the call by clambering through a kitty trap door and wanders around the conservatory where he has lived since birth. The eight week old cub was born at the West Midland Safari Park in Bewdley, Worcestershire. He was abandoned by his mother Tikva when she left him in their pen, thinking he was dead.
Lucy Pearsall, veterinary nurse at the safari park, took Buster under her wing after his mother deserted him. Buster had become dehydrated, was chilled to the bone and wasn’t eating. Miss Pearsall wrapped him warmly and fed him with a bottle.
He was then introduced to her four pet cats, Oreo, Sylvester, Pepper and Bubble. Raised as a member of the cat family, Buster has been housetrained and weighs in at 17.5 pounds.