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Tiger Girl: She's Seen Worse

5/9/2009 9:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

If this girl is that calm in front of a 370 pound tiger, you have to wonder what kind of terrifying things she's been exposed to in the past ... maybe she's a TMZ reader!

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Don't worry, Tiger Girl, aka Avery, is safe -- she's actually protected by a thick pane of glass ... and her nerves of steel.

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1.

Terri    

Aww, here kitty, kitty, kitty

1805 days ago
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joho777    

Don't you remember that Melanie Griffith grew up in a Studio City house full of adult lions and tigers who were house pets?

Her mother, Tippi Hedren, eventually established Shambala, a wildlife preserve in Acton northwest of Los Angeles. Shambala has over 70 lions and tigers. Tippi still lives at Shambala and conducts the monthly public tours.

This isn't so new.

1805 days ago
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maggie    

Cutting edge celebrity journalism

1805 days ago
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UGGGGHHH    

that photo looks so real. You can't see the glass between them.

1805 days ago
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jared    

yes you can grrrrrr, you can see the reflection of the back of the girl's shirt on the glass dee dee dee

1805 days ago
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Nuts    


If glass wasnt there do you think she woukd be lunch.Shucks she is so cute but i dont think tigers have a cute meter-lunch is lunch.

1805 days ago
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beachy    

Very cool!

1805 days ago
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Linda Mott    

National Geographic had an article, years ago, that only 2% of the tigers are man eaters. They didn't carry guns, during a shoot. They brought pie pans and other things to make loud noises, to scare the tigers away. They also had a tranquilizer gun ,if needed. I wouldn't want to take a chance, but they are the most beautiful creatures on earth, next to man.

1805 days ago
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BigTimeHater    

White folks are fkn idiots!!

1805 days ago
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Anita    

let's just remember what happened to Siegfried & Roy - and they handraised the cat that attacked him.
Their show used to be so good!

1805 days ago
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DramaKween    

OMG this is funny. I didnt notice until i read the last bit and looked at the picture to notice her reflection!

1805 days ago
12.

ex lax    

Tony the tiger says they're Greattttt!

1805 days ago
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Marianne Chitter Chatter    

I agree with number 15. Tigers are wild animals. It doesn't matter if you raise them with a baby bottle and pet them all the time, eventually they will snap and bite you. They also don't know their own strength. How many times has one of my cats scratched me when it was playin. Imagine the same scratch only comin from a cat that is like 100 times bigger and not domesticated.

1805 days ago
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Wait a minute,that's my house!    

If the trainers were where they should be , they would have stopped this cat behavior before that paw went up...being behind the glass means nothing...jackass taking the time to take theses 'thrilling' pictures instead of moving this 2 yr old child away needs to be repeatedly hit in the head, it's freaking outrageous....That cool behavior exhibited by he child is, of course, innocence. But we grown-ups get what can happen. Tippy Hendron (melanie griffiths' mom mentioned earlier) indeed has a safe haven for large cats...and also nearly lost her life when a pet lion turned on her, and attacked some years ago....

1804 days ago
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Wait a minute,that's my house!    

Okay....I didn't mean theses, I meant thoses...

1804 days ago
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