This picture is actually of a cardinal in a tiger’s enclosure–pretty risky. I nearly didn’t get a picture of this little guy, but I managed to get one with a little flash of the bird’s red feathers. This bird can proudly claim the title of state bird in 7 different states, which I thought was pretty impressive. What’s it like to be that popular? Apparently the oldest Northern Cardinal ever recorded was over 15 years old. This bird is extremely territorial–so much so that it will even attack it’s own reflection.