Siegfried Fishbacher and Roy Horn; Masters of the Impossible, celebrated the first birthday of 5 of their tiger cubs yesterday, May 12, 2009 at Siegfried and Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat at the Mirage in Las Vegas, Nevada!
Both Siegfried and Roy look GRRRRRRReat!
The tiger cubs look like they’re having a blast with their presents; wonder what’s inside them?
Siegfried and Roy returned to the Bellagio in Las Vegas, Nevada for a one-time charity performance on February 28th that was billed as “the final bow”.
Roy Horn, you’ll remember, was nearly fatally injured during a show October 3rd, 2003, when a 7 year old white tiger named “Montecore” lunged at him and dragged him offstage.Â
Stay strong, Roy!
ABC’s “20/20” will be airing a one-hour special tonight, March 6th on their 15 minute appearance. Check your local listings for times.
Photo Credit: Los Angeles Times-Curtis Dahl Photography
Siegfried and Roy are being exposed in a tell-all book, The Secret Life of Siegfried and Roy by the Vegas animal trainers ex-security cheif, Jim Mydlach who claims that when their tiger Sasha died of kidney failure, Roy demanded she be cremated.
By this time, Sahra had gone into rigor mortis, so there was no hope of stuffing the huge animal into the tiny furnace. But Roy . . . didn’t want to hear it. He wanted the cat cremated and brought back to the house as soon as possible, and he insisted the ashes had to still be warm when he got them.”
With that, the performers’ vet told Mydlach, “Cut her up.” He “dismembered the tiger’s corpse, cutting off its legs . . . one of the worst experiences of [my] life.” The tiger’s ashes went into Roy’s private collection. “He had shelves of urns lined up in his bedroom, each containing the ashes of his dogs and big cats,” Mydlach writes.