The image caused some uproar among those fighting for animal rights who felt the pic promoted the captivity of wild creatures. "We're disappointed to see yet another celebrity posing with a wild animal," Silia Smith of World Animal Protection told Daily Mail. "Tiger cubs belong in the wild, with their mothers -- not in captivity for use as entertainment or photo props."
Khloe posed for pics with an array of animals, including snaps with a stingray and an orangutan, but it was the cub photo that seemed to anger activists the most.
"Not slamming Khloe at all. I love her and her ethics. I hate the practice of animal exploitation and tourism," one commenter said of the image.
"This is just disgusting," another Instagram user wrote. "And I was so disappointed to see you wearing fur in the last [Keeping Up with the Kardashians] episode. I knew it was all marketing that your were 'against it' but still sad about it."
"I thought you were against it? All for a photo op?" another comments reads. "Disgusting... You should be ashamed!!!"
Meanwhile, Khloe's estranged husband Lamar Odom sent out his first tweet in nearly a year on Thursday. Sharing some artwork of himself on Instagram, the M.I.A. basketball pro wrote: "Appreciate the love."
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