Honey was born in a litter with two brothers , Hontohan and Cistila, in 2002. As is common in tiger cubs at an early age, they romp and play continuously , to strengthen their reflexes, muscles and hunting skills. Since the girls are equal in size at that age and usually precocious and a bit more mature , they can tend to beat up on their brothers. Such was the case with our little Honey (also known as Honey Bear). She could be brutal when she beat up on her brothers at that time. Honey has since mellowed–but only a little bit. She can be remarkably gentle and accomodating with her handlers, but it’s easy to see how she could become quite the ball of energy. That’s our little Honey Bear.