Our Adopted Bengal Tiger

Meet Our New Adopted Tiger, Atlas

Atlas is the older sibling of our beloved rescued Bengal tiger, Thor. We are happy to carry on Thor's memory by welcoming Atlas to the David Rio family and are excited about this new addition to our family.

Atlas has been the star of several television appearances in a broad range of commercials. He is the most calm and gentle of all his siblings and a strong, healthy 15 year old tiger.

Commemorative Tin


Introducing our Commemorative Tin

David Rio is releasing a Commemorative Tin in honor of the memory of our dear adopted Bengal tiger Thor, who passed away in June 2014. To aid in the preservation of the dwindling habitats of our magnificent tigers around the world, we will donate a percentage from the sale of each tin towards IFAW's tiger initiatives.


David Rio pays tribute to our adopted Bengal tiger, Thor

David Rio adopted Thor in 1999 when he was only six months old, and over the course of 15 years, we fell in love with this well-rounded, fierce tiger who was full of personality and charm. We supported his growth and enjoyed sharing his mighty photos and stories.


In June 2014, Thor's caretaker, Margaret, at the Cat Tales Zoological Park in Mead, WA, informed us that Thor had sudden heart failure and passed away. The David Rio team is deeply saddened by his passing and will continue to support tigers and animal welfare initiatives locally and globally.