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Siegfried and Roy Bow Out with Infamous Tiger
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Lynn
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Lynn
5 years ago

He's braver than I would have been....I don't think I would have been able to be near the tiger that had mauled me so badly....

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Jean C.
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Jean C.
5 years ago

I am glad they "went out in style" with Monticore walking peacefully beside them and now are off the stage for good. It was a very sad and tragic way they left the stage before, with one of them near death. I hope the tigers can also retire to a life of ease and peace. I saw their beautiful display at the casino in Las Vegas and they were obviously well cared for. But now I feel the time has come for them to "leave the building"

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Nick & Ashlee K.
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Nick & Ashlee K.
5 years ago

i would have been so nervous... but glad that they are done now.

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TeachKindness
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TeachKindness
5 years ago

I'm glad they're done now. We really need to get all animals out of the entertainment business. They belong in the wild where nature put them. No matter how good you treat an animal in entertainment, it's still animal abuse because you're making it do unnatural things.

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Mel S.
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Mel S.
5 years ago

I was touched when I saw the special last week. They do love the animals and the first thing Roy said after the attack was please do not hurt the tiger. This show raised millions for the hospital.

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Julie U.
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Julie U.
5 years ago

I agree, it was touching to see him still care so much for the tiger.

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joan o.
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joan o.
5 years ago


I think the whole thing was one terrible accident.....

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karla w.
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karla w.
5 years ago

a great story and I wish them all the best.

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Nicole O.
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Nicole O.
5 years ago

Wild animals were not put on this earth for our entertainment. They need to be respected and protected. That aside, I do feel that the animals in the show were given the best possible care available.

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Cynthia T.
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Cynthia T.
5 years ago

It was good to see their farewell special. They really do love their animals, and I was always so glad to see that Roy protected Manticore from being destroyed.

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Traci B.
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Traci B.
5 years ago

I am from Las Vegas, and this is just such an awesome story! : )

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Sisa
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Sisa
5 years ago

These guys are obviously truly animal lovers. It takes a very tough person to forgive and continue to love an animal who caused such injuries.

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Babs H.
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Babs H.
5 years ago

It was a fabalous show. Never felt for one minute that the animals were anything but loved and well cared for and their best interest always came first.

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George H.
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George H.
5 years ago

Tigers are wild creatures and should stay in the wild, but in this case I truly believe these cats were well cared for and loved. It was a tragedy what happened and thank goodness he is alive and that they did not destroy the cat. On the other hand individuals should not keep chimps, etc.

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jen g.
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jen g.
5 years ago

"Within all of us there is an illusive melody, which when heard and followed will lead you to the fulfillment of your fondest dreams."
Very nice quote

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Justin S.
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Justin S.
5 years ago

I am glad that he is recovering after the tiger event

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Gail S.
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Gail S.
5 years ago

I do feel bad for Roy but wild animals are not meant to be performers. One of my cats has untriggered moments of aggression. It does not suprise me that they performed their last show. I thought they would have made that choice after the accident.

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Michelle H.
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Michelle H.
5 years ago

I'm not sure what to think about this. I am inclined to believe that animals are wild animals are not meant to entertain us. I am glad that Roy has recovered as much as he has it was a terrible thing when the tiger grabbed him.

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Vcaamano
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Vcaamano
5 years ago

I feel bad for Roy, for the ordeal he has been through. But honestly, this was bound to happen eventually. Wild animals should NOT be used for entertainment.

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Wilma T.
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Wilma T.
5 years ago

I know that they care for their animals, unfortunately so many do not. I cannot support this kind of entertainment. It is NOT the greatest show on earth.

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kevin  p.
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kevin p.
5 years ago

what a story. glad they did one more show with the tiger. hope they all live a happy life.

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Holly G.
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Holly G.
5 years ago

I think it is sad how an animal can be such a good pet for many years and then turn on you. I guess you just can't have wild animals as pets.

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Trina D.
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Trina D.
5 years ago

I am so opposed to exploitation like what those guys used to do. Just feel sorry for any wild animals in captivity.

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Denise H.
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Denise H.
5 years ago

I cried as I watched on Friday. Having Montecore on stage with them says it all. They trust and understand their animals. If only people could trust and understand each other we would all be living in a much better world.

Thank you Siegfried and Roy for your dedication to animals and the shows that will live on in our hearts and minds forever.

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Barbara R.
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Barbara R.
5 years ago

I'm glad this beautiful animal was euthanized. And I'm glad that the injured guy was so forgiving. Too bad he will be permanently disabled. So sad.

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Ann W.
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Ann W.
5 years ago

I'm glad they were able to do a final show...with the same tiger. They knew the risks and I'm glad this horrific event didn't change their mind on their lovely animals. Shows how much they love and respect them.

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Cheryln
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Cheryln
5 years ago

Those big cats deserve a lot of respect.

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Qakeith
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Qakeith
5 years ago

You never can tell what an animal is thinking. It's a good move to bow out.

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Sheila S.
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Sheila S.
5 years ago

I saw them in their hayday. Quite impressive. They certainly loved those cats which made us all love them.

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Sharon M.
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Sharon M.
5 years ago

Sigfried and Roy were a sight to see as were their cats. They will be missed greatly. I also think it took courage for them to get back on stage with the cat that ended their career and I applaud them for not having him put down because of what happened.

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Ann H.
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Ann H.
5 years ago

If an animal misunderstands something, it will follow its instinct, which might include intentional or unintentional harm to surrounding people or animals. That is why I think it is unwise to have strong animals perform, often against their will and natural personality.

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Austinflame
5 years ago

These gentlemen always knew that at anytime their animals could turn on them. They have respect and great love for all the animals in their care.

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Whats1more
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Whats1more
5 years ago

I'm sure it wasn't the final show they intended but glad for them that they could do a final show.

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shelby d.
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shelby d.
5 years ago

just too weird for me!

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Gari
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Gari
5 years ago

This final performance only serves to prove that the tiger never intended to cause any harm.

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alisa l.
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alisa l.
5 years ago

Entertainers to the end.

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Catcrzy
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Catcrzy
5 years ago

Always enjoyed their shows on t.v. in the past, wish I had gotten the chance to see them live in Vegas. They certainly have a special talent.

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Rosemary  M.
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Rosemary M.
5 years ago

I think they probably needed this performance with the tiger to finally officially retire.

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Todde
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Todde
5 years ago

Sad that it ended this way. I hope they can all retire and live peacefully now.

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cathy b.
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cathy b.
5 years ago

Nice story

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Mary  L.
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Mary L.
5 years ago

No one knew this tiger better than Roy. When you form such a strong bond with an animal you can actually sense what they are thinking and feeling. You actually become one being. If Roy says that Montecore sensed he was in trouble and was trying to remove him to a safe place then I absolutely believe him. Thank God Montecore was not put down for trying to protect his best friend.

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Lora W.
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Lora W.
5 years ago

It was good that they put on a final show to benefit brain health.

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Carolyn C.
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Carolyn C.
5 years ago

Sigfried and Roy have been great entertainers for many years. Las Vegas will not be the same without them.

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Scarlettepunk
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Scarlettepunk
5 years ago

This creeps me out for some reason. I love their tigers and what they used to be... so I guess this was just their way of saying goodbye.

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DonnaNorth
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DonnaNorth
5 years ago

I wouldn't have been able to do what he did, but then again- I never could have done what he did before the accident! Good for him.

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Cheryl B.
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Cheryl B.
5 years ago

I think it is cool that they got back out there and did this for the right reasons. I dont know that i agree with the mini stroke theory but if that is what it takes for him to believe the animal meant him no harm, i guess so be it.

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Kadiquilts
5 years ago

I read this article on MSNBC.....glad they got to have their final act together on stage.....it's amazing that one of them was not hurt before this accident.

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Shari S.
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Shari S.
5 years ago

what a beautiful end to an incredible career for all involved.

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Dylan L.
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Dylan L.
5 years ago

Even if it was an accident, it must have taken some gut to get back on stage with that tiger.

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Erika  N.
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Erika N.
5 years ago

I wish that I had gotten to see the show when it was in its prime.

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Mary S.
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Mary S.
5 years ago

They are amazing - having dedicated their careers to working with these beautiful animals, and then still united following such a tragic incident. I wish them all the best.

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