This multimedia story explores exotic and wild animals playing the part of domestic pets in homes. Each chapter goes beyond the cages and into the worlds of  the owners, veterinarians and law enforcement to learn the truth about owning these animals as pets.

Pictured: Doc, the largest Bengal tiger at Noah's Ark, was previously used for photo opportunities at an animal park until he became too large and the breeder did not want him. Photo by Amanda Keuler