Well, look what we have here. It appears Christmas has come early for Floyd Mayweather.
On Thursday, the boxer showed off just how ridiculous his life has become with an Instagram photo of his new pet tiger.
That's right; according to Mayweather, he was gifted a live baby tiger for Christmas.
The caption of his photo reads,
I want to thank my family @themoneyteamrussia here in Moscow, Russia for the hospitality & my early Christmas present, a rare & exotic tiger from India. Any suggestions for a name for this two-month old, female tiger? #Moscow #Russia
What's even crazier than Mayweather receiving a tiger is that in his home state of Nevada, he actually gets to keep it.
According to Big Cats Rescue, Nevada law requires,
...a permit for the possession of bobcats and mountain lions. Also has import permit for bobcat and mountain lion. All other felines are exempt from permit requirements. Issues both non-commercial licenses ($5.00 per year) and commercial licenses ($100 per year.)
Beyond that, the state may impose a cage requirement and that's it.
Tigers, however, are still a highly endangered species. While their numbers have increased in India (where Mayweather says his tiger originated from), their numbers are still falling around the world.
According to Tigers in Crisis, there are only an estimated 3,000-3,600 tigers left in the wild.
Maybe Mayweather should leave the care of raising an endangered animal to the experts. Hey, once he finds out what caring for a tiger really takes, he just might.