Odin The Swimming Bengal Tiger-Truth!

Odin The Swimming White Bengal Tiger-Truth!

Summary of eRumor:
An eRumor with amazing photos and the story of Odin, a White Bengal Tiger that loves to swim.
The Truth:
According to an article by The Daily Mail in the United Kingdom written May 29, 2007, Odin the White Bengal Tiger is a resident of his very own
Tiger Island at the Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo, California.   The article claimed that the six year old 10 foot tiger is an excellent swimmer.

The amusement theme park is located in Vallejo, California about 30 miles North of San Francisco.   Originally, it was “Marine World” located in Redwood Shores during the 1960’s.  In 1972 it was purchased after a bankruptcy and merged with a failing animal park and renamed to “Marine World Africa USA.”   In the 1980’s the theme park relocated to Vallejo where it has gone through several transformations over the years including the addition of roller coaster type thrill rides.   In early 2007 the name was changed to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom and became an animal park, marine park that included thrill rides.

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updated 10/01/08