Amur tigers receive daily treats for tricks

Going home with a smile on his face is part of what Ryan Ball loves about being a zookeeper at the Calgary Zoo, especially when he gets to work with the Amur tigers. Ball gets the chance to work with many of the animals throughout the zoo but says his favourites are most often the ones he works with on a daily basis. 

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Kira, paces back and forth behind glass as she waits for her trainer to begin the daily tiger training shows. Photo by Melissa Kadey