America's Most Dangerous Pets

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Duration: 1 hour

According to some reports, there are now more tigers in captivity in the US than in the wild in the whole of Asia, as well as large numbers of lions, bears and chimpanzees.

Travelling to America's heartlands, Louis Theroux spends time with an Oklahoma man who has bred and collected over 150 tigers, visits the woman who privately owns one of America's largest collections of chimpanzees, and finds himself in uncomfortably close contact with a number of big cats and dangerous primates.

  • Louis encounters some very dangerous big cats

    Louis encounters some very dangerous big cats

    Louis joins keeper Joe as he tends to the chimps. He also learns about Monique the ti-liger (cross between a liger and a white tiger) and discusses what would happen if Louis was caught by one of the lions.

    Video of Louis and the big cats

Credits

Presenter
Louis Theroux
Director
Jamie Pickup
Executive Producer
Nick Mirsky

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