Introduction: How to Ship a Tiger to Canada

I was discussing the matter of international wildlife shipping with a friend of mine, and she said, "Shipping is less complicated then you might think...then again, I'm biased, given that I do it all day long. The trick is to get the tiger into the box to begin with...after that you're all set. If you survive."

Now, my own current problems with UPS aside, I didn't think that it would be all that tricky. After a brief experiment, it appears as though I was right.

Step 1: Research 1

I gathered my reference materials

Step 2: Research 2

I learned all I could about tigers

Step 3: Research 3

I took extensive notes

Step 4: Hunt 1

I looked for tigers in the mythology section, as they have a powerful presence that causes stories to be told. No tigers found.

Step 5: Hunt 2

I looked for tigers in the children's section, for similar reasons. No tigers found.

Step 6: Hunt 3

I then remembered that tigers liked to eat, so I checked the fridge. I found many bottles, but no tigers.

Step 7: Hunt 4

Tigers like to play in water, but all I found was a towel that I had left behind.

Step 8: Hunt 5

I briefly checked the piano, before I remembered that tigers have stripes to help them blend in with their surroundings.

Step 9: Hunt 6

Ah, but tigers live in other parts of the world! I checked China...

Step 10: Hunt 7

I checked Siberia...

Step 11: Hunt 8

Then I found a Bengal tiger in India!

Step 12: Lure 1

I then distracted the tiger.

Step 13: Lure 2

And I started to lure him away.

Step 14: Lure 3

I brought him near the box.

Step 15: Lure 4

The hard part, as everyone knows, is getting him into the box. I switched lures.

Step 16: Lure 5

Once he took the bait, it was just a matter of sealing the box and cutting the string. This gives the tiger something to play with on his trip.

Step 17: Box and Ship

Then I just needed to address it and send it. The warning is obviously important.

Comments

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KimP94 made it! (author)2017-04-10

Lol thanks for the tutorial :)

As for the real shipping tips, I could recommend these guys https://clearit.ca/services/customs-brokerage , they turned to be very helpful for me. I live in Canada and often buy something from abroad, professional brokers are rather useful here.

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takav made it! (author)2014-05-04

lol

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wezils tuts made it! (author)2014-03-07

LOL

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charlieanderin made it! (author)2013-07-03

Love it

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Donfay11 made it! (author)2013-05-17

Best. Instructable. Ever.

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craft_parrot made it! (author)2011-12-03

Without a proper postal code the tiger could be held up in customs for weeks possibly endangering the lives of many customs personnel. A better address would have been:

From USA

To Quebec, Canada
(only French Canadians have the imagination necessary for keeping tigers)
90210

Warning: Tiger Inside!

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omnibot made it! (author)omnibot2011-12-03

Then shouldn't that warning be in French also?

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blodefood made it! (author)blodefood2011-12-03

Oui, en français aussi!

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TN777 made it! (author)TN7772012-02-13

It should be:

De: Etats-Unis
Pour: Quebec, Canada
90210
Avertissment: a l'interreur Tiger!

It would be much better.

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TN777 made it! (author)TN7772012-07-23

Above is what Google Translate said.

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evilmadcow made it! (author)evilmadcow2012-07-08

good point.

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nelsnils made it! (author)nelsnils2011-12-03

Ca va etre:


"Avertissement:
Tigre entre ca!"

Or something; my French is quite limited.

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knexgunner94 made it! (author)2008-05-04

i found this very informative, now i know what to do if i ever have to ship a tiger to canada i also understand that this was just a test run with a smaller and less dangerous tiger

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evilmadcow made it! (author)evilmadcow2012-07-08

maybe.

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irxo made it! (author)2009-01-05

GASP!! you didn't leave holes so the tiger could breathe! i hope that tiger survived, you big mean animal-hating person you!

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Warlrosity made it! (author)Warlrosity2009-02-24

A dead tiger is easier to cook

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evilmadcow made it! (author)evilmadcow2012-07-08

shut up.

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evilmadcow made it! (author)evilmadcow2012-07-08

dude: relax. look at the comments where he traps it.

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Iliketobesoup made it! (author)2011-12-02

You can turn this into a great children's book.

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TN777 made it! (author)TN7772012-02-13

agreed!!!!

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evilmadcow made it! (author)evilmadcow2012-07-08

YEAH!!!
how to send a tiger to Canada:
kiddy version!!

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munchman made it! (author)2008-03-06

AIR HOLES!!! YOU FORGOT AIR HOLES!!!!!!!!!

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St Jimmy made it! (author)St Jimmy2011-12-03

OH GOD! WILL THE GAPS BETWEEN THE FLAPS OF THE BOX BE ENOUGH???

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evilmadcow made it! (author)evilmadcow2012-07-08

yes, they will.

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Waffles Will Rule made it! (author)2007-12-23

it looks like theres a tiger under that towel....hehe

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evilmadcow made it! (author)evilmadcow2012-07-08

no, that's a piggy disguised as a chimney.
you WRONG!!!

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ikestarm17 made it! (author)2009-07-14

ummm, excuse me but how do you send a tiger to Guatemala? I would like to send one to my grandmother. She is very mean. >:)

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TN777 made it! (author)TN7772012-02-13

U follow dirrecttions, then put ur grandma's adress on the box.

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guppie made it! (author)guppie2009-07-16

Interesting. I'm pondering this problem right now. There may be a new instructable in a few weeks. :)

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ikestarm17 made it! (author)ikestarm172009-07-16

yes! Right in time for her birthday... :)

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technologyguy made it! (author)2011-12-02

This is a purr-fectly humorous instructable of a different stripe!! And I'm not lion!

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Jayefuu made it! (author)Jayefuu2011-12-03

Luckily, he packed it well, otherwise it could have been a cat-astrophy.

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dragonsniper made it! (author)2011-12-03

lol u mean schrodingers cat

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St Jimmy made it! (author)2011-12-03

I know for a fact that tigers should be stuffed, so if you leave your fridge open for a while you'll have a stuffed tiger just sitting there, unable to move, ready for the shipping.

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80$man made it! (author)2011-12-03

One word:
Win!

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stringstretcher made it! (author)2011-12-03

does this count? http://tinyurl.com/tiger-in-a-box

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Matrix-technician made it! (author)2011-12-02

Wonderful! Asolutely wonderful! Have you thought about copyrighting and publishing? :p

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flyingfox567 made it! (author)2011-12-02

no after a while the comment boxes get bigger depending on how many time people respond to the last comment

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Vendigroth made it! (author)2007-05-18

This fits nicely with Schroedinger's paradox:
A cat in a box my be alive or dead, but you don't know until you go look.
I'd like to propose a third option: Damn Angry.


On a different note, did you catch the tiger by the toe...?

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guppie made it! (author)guppie2007-05-18

I thought about doing a followup on how to catch a tiger than involved me grabbing his toe, but I thought it might be too derivative.

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featheredfrog made it! (author)featheredfrog2008-03-11

No, you should do it. It's integral to the story!

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xfirexstarzx made it! (author)xfirexstarzx2011-12-02

I think it would just make this instructable exponentially awesome!

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Vendigroth made it! (author)Vendigroth2007-05-18

lol I'm looking forward to more stuff from you in future

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The Jamalam made it! (author)The Jamalam2009-08-26

Wasn't the Damn Angry thing from Terry Pratchett?

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bowmaster made it! (author)bowmaster2008-03-11

If he hollard you should of lit it go!

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cfcubed made it! (author)2010-07-19

This would have been awesome if (1) the box was a little bigger and (2) there was like a little speaker making subtle noises inside and a weighted motor or something to make the box shake

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KaJaAs made it! (author)KaJaAs2011-08-21

Um maby he just wanted to make it simple. good idea though

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creat0r made it! (author)2011-05-01

one word: ridiculous

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creat0r made it! (author)2011-05-01

not as ridiculos

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creat0r made it! (author)2011-05-01

this is more ridiculous than the piano.

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