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Five-year-old Sylvia Hatfield of Spring Hills, Florida gets to swim with Tony the tiger cub.

As his wide paws paddle through the pool, Sylvia smiles in astonishment.

“I would love having my own baby tiger to swim with,” she says.

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She’ll remember this day for forever.


Lauren Grose About the author:
Lauren is an Associate Content Editor at RARE. During her years at Bloomsburg University, she delved into modern media by creating a fashion column titled “Dear Bloom,” which ultimately became a YouTube series. Shortly after graduating, Lauren packed her bags and flew to Tokyo to explore the city’s culture and, ...Read more
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