Nice Kitty, Kitty....The world-famous San Diego Zoo. In the 1960s.
My newspaper, The Evening Tribune, assigned me to take my camera and roam the very large zoo one night to take pictures of "nocturnals."
These were the animals that were quiet and dormant in daylight and became alert - and hungry - at night.
A pleasant surprise was this warm, "cuddly" bunch of tigers. Like most cats, they slept a lot during the day .....and also slept most of the night.
Obviously they were aroused by a bright light that was not part of the normal routine.
This photograph became very popular after it appeared in the paper. People paid a small fee for copies and the paper was happy to send them out.
I was just happy there was a wide moat between me and the cats that night.
Too bad it wasn't in color.
(*I had to look it up: this would be called a "streak" or "ambush" of tigers.)