Falling in love: Tigers at Zoo Knoxville start sharing habitats for the first time Friday

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — According to officials at Zoo Knoxville, two tigers at the Tiger Forest exhibit are starting to fall in love. They took the next step in their relationship and starting sharing their habitat Friday.

Handlers have been trying to court Arya with Bashir since late 2019.

Officials said tigers usually only approach each other for mating, which made putting them together risky. They could have gotten aggressive with each other and ruined their relationship. So, they first brought Arya and Bashir together in dens where handlers would have more control.

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