Tigers Skin Diver
WE really love this tiger's feat - as one-year-old Balavan performs the beast-stroke in his pool.
Big cat dive ... handler Moksha Bybee swims with tiger Balavan
Trainer Moksha Bybee joined the 14-stone cat underwater at a US centre for endangered species.
Hand-reared Balavan has been swimming with handlers and fellow tigers Bali and Oden since just a few months old.
Dr Bhagavan Antle, of the TIGER centre, near Miami, Florida, said: "Swimming gives a closer bond between the animals and their human companions.
"Tigers have webbing between their toes making the feet like flippers. They are superior swimmers."