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  • COMM: They're one of the most dangerous animals

  • in the world, yet one family show no fear when it comes to their pet tigers.

  • COMM: They play and swim with them, and even

  • allow their children to ride on their backs.

  • COMM: But not everyone is happy, and there's

  • fears something will go wrong sooner or later.

  • COMM: Here in Maringa, Brazil Ary Borges and

  • his family have not one, but seven tigers.

  • COMM: Together with his three daughters Deusanira,

  • Uyara and Nayara, Ary and the family, eat, live and even swim with the giant cats.

  • COMM: Despite having no experience with tigers

  • Ary rescued two of the big cats from a circus years ago. After he found them living in bad

  • conditions.

  • COMM: He decided to build an enclosure and

  • welcome them into the family.

  • COMM: And it wasn't long before Ary's daughter Uyara,

  • began feeding, petting and walking the tigers on leads.

  • 01:38: COMM: Twenty year-old Nayara has formed a

  • special bond with one of the tigers, Tom. and regularly swims with him.

  • COMM: But not all members of the family are

  • so happy about having tigers around. Uyara's husband Rafael is terrified of big cats.

  • COMM: And Uyara's decision to allow her young

  • daughter to interact with the tigers, is not going down well.

  • COMM: Now Ary has plans to open a 40-acre

  • eco-park in Maringa, where his beloved animals can roam free.

  • COMM: But until that time Ary and his family

  • will continue their intimate but controversial relationship

  • with their feline pets.

COMM: They're one of the most dangerous animals

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