Roque is an amazing tiger. He lives at Born Free’s tiger sanctuary in a place called Bannerghatta, in southern India. Roque, born on 17th May 1998, lives in a big forest enclosure and enjoys exploring. He climbs over boulders, rolls in sandy soil, and keeps cool in his deep pool. Roque has a very sad story, but today he gets the loving care he needs.
Roque was only a few days old when he was taken from his mother. He was put on sale in a pet-shop in Barcelona in Spain. The tiny cub was scared and lonely. He was kept in a small glass tank and paced up and down, crying for his mum. Born Free doesn’t think it is a good idea to keep wild animals as pets. They belong in the wild and it is very difficult to properly care for them.
Born Free rescued Roque and brought him to his new home in India. The cute and cuddly cub has grown into a big and impressive adult. He enjoys patrolling his territory and investigates the forest and the insects, lizards and small mammals that live there. His favourite place is beneath a large bush high up on a rocky bank beside his pool, where he gets a great view of the countryside
Adopt Roque for just £30 a year and help fund his daily food and care AND support big cat protection worldwide. You’ll get a great Gift Pack.
Adoption gift pack
- Cuddly tiger toy
- Personalised adoption certificate
- Full-colour framed photo of YOUR tiger
- Adoption papers with YOUR tiger's story
- Twice yearly updates about YOUR tiger
- Window sticker
- Born Free folder
- Your adoption will last for one year.
Adopt Roque Now!
Alternatively, you can call us on 01403 240170 and make payment over the phone or by direct debit.
(note: if you would like to spread the cost of your adoption, you can set up a Direct Debit by clicking on this link and completing and returning the downloadable DD Form. Direct Debits are collected quarterly).