Watching these rescued tigers swim for the first time will "awww" you right in the feels.

Watching these rescued tigers swim for the first time will "awww" you right in the feels.
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The International Fund for Animal Welfare documented the first time these two tigers ever encountered a pool.

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Don't you hate when your friend takes forever to get in the water? (via IFAW)

Carli and Lily are rescue tigers who live at Safe Haven Rescue Zoo in Nevada. In this video, Kelly Donithan from the International Fund For Animal Welfare visits them for the first time in a year to witness them having a special moment. A new in-ground pool had just been added to their enclosurel, so Donithan brought a camera crew to capture the moment they took a dip for the first time.

Related: Baby elephant loves a bath.

Bathing is an important behavior for tigers in the wild, but this is the first time these two were ever able to experience it in anything resembling a natural body of water. As you can see, the results are magical. Watching this makes me want to swim. Frankly, it makes me want to swim with tigers. I know that's a bad idea, but right now, I'd risk it.


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