When you're a tiger, you do things different. A tiger in an Illinois zoo this week gave a clinic on how you clean cameras in the most tiger way possible.

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If you have never seen Whirl before, she's the resident Amur tiger at the Brookfield Zoo in Chicago, Illinois. She has quite a personality. Brookfield put a camera in her enclosure to see what would happen. Up-close-and-personal is what would happen. Watch.

Amur tigers (also known as Siberian tigers) have been drastically harmed by poaching. National Geographic estimated that there may be as few as 500 of this tiger species still existing in their native part of eastern Russia. Truly tragic.

Big Cat Country at the St. Louis Zoo has always been my family's favorite place to visit. Brookfield Zoo is on our to-do list at some point in the near future. They are a definite must-follow on Facebook as they often share fun moments like the one with Whirl the Amur tiger. Just make sure you don't leave any cameras near the enclosure if you go...unless you want it cleaned...thoroughly.

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