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Last Updated: Wednesday September 23 2009 11:11 GMT

In pictures: Timid tiger can't climb down tower

Tanvir the tiger

This is Tanvir the tiger. He looks pretty cool having a good old stretch, but he's not in quite as comfortable a position as it appears.

Tanvir the tiger

Perhaps Tanvir - who lives at Noah's Ark Zoo Farm in Wraxall, Bristol - is trying to look calm because he's a bit embarrassed about his tight spot.

Tanvir the tiger

So far he's spent more than a day on top of this specially built 'activity tower'. Like all cats, Tanvir is great at climbing and like most of them he's rubbish at getting down afterwards.

Tanvir the tiger

A spokeswoman said they expected Tanvir to come down when he's cold or hungry - or bored perhaps. He recently got stuck for half an hour on top of a much smaller tower too.

Tanvir the tiger

The spokeswoman explained: "Every time he gets to the edge, he looks out, puts a paw over, and thinks 'No, I'm not doing it!'. He's a bit of a wimp."