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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.
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Step 1: Research 1

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I gathered my reference materials

Step 2: Research 2

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I learned all I could about tigers

Step 3: Research 3

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I took extensive notes

Step 4: Hunt 1

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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

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

Step 6: Hunt 3

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

Step 7: Hunt 4

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

Step 8: Hunt 5

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

Step 9: Hunt 6

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

Step 10: Hunt 7

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I checked Siberia...

Step 11: Hunt 8

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Then I found a Bengal tiger in India!

Step 12: Lure 1

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I then distracted the tiger.

Step 13: Lure 2

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And I started to lure him away.

Step 14: Lure 3

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I brought him near the box.

Step 15: Lure 4

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

Step 16: Lure 5

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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

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Then I just needed to address it and send it. The warning is obviously important.
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takav1 year ago



Love it
Donfay112 years ago
Best. Instructable. Ever.
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)

Warning: Tiger Inside!
Then shouldn't that warning be in French also?
Oui, en français aussi!
TN777 blodefood3 years ago
It should be:

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

It would be much better.
TN777 TN7773 years ago
Above is what Google Translate said.
good point.
Ca va etre:

Tigre entre ca!"

Or something; my French is quite limited.
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
irxo6 years ago
GASP!! you didn't leave holes so the tiger could breathe! i hope that tiger survived, you big mean animal-hating person you!
Warlrosity irxo6 years ago
A dead tiger is easier to cook
shut up.
evilmadcow irxo3 years ago
dude: relax. look at the comments where he traps it.
You can turn this into a great children's book.
how to send a tiger to Canada:
kiddy version!!
munchman7 years ago
yes, they will.
it looks like theres a tiger under that towel....hehe
no, that's a piggy disguised as a chimney.
you WRONG!!!
ikestarm176 years ago
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. >:)
U follow dirrecttions, then put ur grandma's adress on the box.
guppie (author)  ikestarm176 years ago
Interesting. I'm pondering this problem right now. There may be a new instructable in a few weeks. :)
yes! Right in time for her birthday... :)
wakojako3 years ago
What if you shipped schrodingers tiger? (my spelling is bad I know)
lol u mean schrodingers cat
Yeah. It was late and my autocorrect was playing up. I couldn't be bothered to google it.
This is a purr-fectly humorous instructable of a different stripe!! And I'm not lion!
Luckily, he packed it well, otherwise it could have been a cat-astrophy.
St Jimmy3 years ago
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.
80$man3 years ago
One word:
does this count? http://tinyurl.com/tiger-in-a-box
Wonderful! Asolutely wonderful! Have you thought about copyrighting and publishing? :p
Im having a bit of a problem getting the tiger into the box.
guppie (author)  FlamboyantHobo6 years ago
Is the box sufficiently large? Also, as has been pointed out in the comments, the box should really have holes in it. I have found that it tends to be safer for the tiger to add the holes prior to ensconcing the tiger within the box.
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