The photo shows Aysha, a female tiger at Sandown Zoo. She is very pretty and here at least looks very calm and peaceful but we hear that she recently chased and killed a rabbit that had imprudently come into her enclosure. These cats are highly intelligent and capable of bonding with their human keepers but they are always dangerous. An unarmed human has no chance against an attacking tiger. (Click for a larger version.)
I hope soon to post a page about our trip, together with photos.