no she didn't deserve it it happened very suddenly though. i mean when i took this, her and the male had been introduced a few times and they often chuffed or showed affection through the bars. none of the keepers were expecting it and by December they had been together more than 30 times without a growl.
no absolutely now clue. it was a standard introduction, she was chuffing and he just suddenly pounced out of the blue. they immediately got him off and separated them but he had delivered a kill bite to her neck. i personally think that it was because of age. Brytne was 13, he was 3. His inexperience might have triggered his reaction. He had no idea what to do with another tiger.