Miami High School Faces Backlash For Bringing Tiger To Prom

A Miami high school is catching some heat after its jungle-themed prom decorations included a live caged tiger.

Christopher Columbus High School, a private Catholic school for boys, held its prom on Friday. By Sunday, video of the tiger pacing in a small cage began to surface online.

Castellanos’ video show the tiger frantically walking the perimeter of its cage on the dance floor while stunned teens look on. Another video she posted shows the animal again pacing in its cage while a performer dances with fire to loud music. A third video during the fire performance shows the tiger lying in its cage.

The tiger wasn’t the only animal at the prom.

The entertainment company hired by the school also brought a lemur, a parrot and a fox, according to NBC News affiliate channel 6, which students were able to pose with for pictures.

PETA, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, also expressed outrage at the tiger’s presence at the prom. In an email, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) said it is looking into the tiger’s presence at the prom.

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