National Geographic : 1970 Apr
Tiger tag BACK AT THE National Zoo logical Park, her perma nent home, 4-month-old Rewati frolics with keeper Tony Olds (left), whose thick gloves fend off inadvertent thrusts of her claws. All four feet in the air (below), the fast-growing 28 pound cat lunges for a trouser cuff of head keeper Bert Barker. The Reeds look in regularly on their former charge. While visitors gaze in awe, the foster parents pat Rewati's extended paw and exchange affectionate chuffing sounds with the regal white tigress who-they will always remember-shared their home as an infant princess.