The Endangered Species Act protects tigers against harm or harassment, but the tiger encounter industry doesn’t always play by the rules. Here’s the true story of Noelle, a tiger born in a roadside zoo in Florida. Unfortunately, her story is far from unique; there are more tigers in captivity in the U.S. than there are in the wild in the entire world.

Executive Producer: Michelle Nash

Supervising Producer: Allie Jaynes

Producer: Lucas Isakowitz

Illustrators: Grace Berrios and Jackie Albano

Animator: Alexa Ledesma