White camel replaces ‘Tony’ at Tiger Truck Stop

Updated Jul 24, 2018

The Louisiana truck stop that once was the controversial home of a tiger now has a new wild attraction.

It appears the Tiger Truck Stop off Interstate 10 in Grosse Tete near Baton Rouge is now home to Caspar, a young white camel. It had been home to Tony the Tiger for 17 years until his death in 2017. The tiger, which had become the target of animal rights protests, was euthanized when suffering from kidney failure last October.

Caspar is housed in what had been Tony’s enclosure at the truck stop. A memorial to the late tiger is nearby.

A court battle continues over the ability of places like the truck stop to keep big cats, according to news reports.