Border Collie Herds South African Tigers

With no sheep to round up at The Seaview Lion Park in Port Elizabeth, Solo the Border Collie has turned to herding tigers instead. The four-and-a-half-year-old dog was raised with big cats, and considers them part of his pack.

Seaview Lion Park General Manager Ashley Gombert says Solo’s skills come in very handy. “(He) keeps his herding instincts, you can see that when we come to the dam and the tigers stray away out of their little area, then he’ll go and bring them back into position and bring them back towards the water.”

Travers Andrews says Solo is just doing what comes naturally. “Solo’s natural herding instincts and high drive is what makes him such a unique and integral member of the Seaview Lion park team. His lifelong bond with the tiger cubs has also allowed him to act as a guardian to such a threatened species.”

16 thoughts on “Border Collie Herds South African Tigers”

  1. I had a tri-color borer collie for years. great dogs, As I was told once, that breed is the only one that can fool a wolf into jumping off a cliff

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    • I guess Borer Collies are smarter than my 6 Border Collies. They’re good, but getting a wolf to jump off a cliff seems implausible.

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  2. We have a 12 year old Border Collie/German Shepherd. There are days he can’t decide if he just wants to herd, or attack or both.

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  3. I would let my girls around one of them ..Raised with them are not…People who have animals like that tend to forget what they are..One of the most efficient killers on the planet …One swipe and it is dead dog

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