Veterinarians at BluePearl Veterinary Partners in Clearwater, Fla., surgically removed a 4-pound hairball from the stomach of a 17-year-old male tiger Wednesday. The tiger, named Ty, hadn't eaten for two weeks. Veterinarians diagnosed the hairy obstruction with a camera attached to a scope. The 400-pound cat lives at the Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation in Seminole.
Veterinarian Toby Willis performed a novel surgical procedure on a 13-year-old Siberian tiger with hip dysplasia last week, severing nerves in an effort to alleviate the arthritic pain that accompanies the condition. The tiger, named Tacoma, has had the condition for two years and started showing signs of serious pain about four months ago. Dr. Willis said the procedure is new in the U.S.
Nike's "Earl & Tiger" TV spot, in which golfer Tiger Wood's late father seemingly offers words of advice to his son, is generating much buzz and some criticism. The ad in less than two days garnered more than 2.2 million online hits, generated 6,700 comments and inspired more than 40 parodies. Some ad executives praised the Wieden & Kennedy spot for being "bold and gutsy," while others said it made Woods look "pathetic."
When golfer Tiger Woods takes his planned hiatus, the networks that carry tournaments -- including the Masters and PGA on CBS, the U.S. Open on NBC and the British Open on ESPN -- are anticipating ratings slumps, which would stunt ad sales. Still, the damage may not be as long or as lasting as you might think, per this article.
Golfer Tiger Woods reportedly makes about $100 million a year from his various marketing and endorsement deals. It's not clear to what extent his recent well-publicized marital woes will affect Woods' viability as a blue-chip celebrity spokesman.