Billy Ray finally made his way to the Pittsburgh Zoo today to check out the tiger cub that was named for him. To play with his 40-pound namesake, Billy Ray had to don a protective coat. Yes, that's him in the black above.
Billy Ray told the news: "As I was petting him, I was telling him he's here for a reason -- to bring more attention to his species. There are only 300 to 400 left in the wild."
Billy Ray (the tiger) has had to be bottle fed since his mother rejected him. He was born on Mother's Day and has become somewhat of a celebrity. Check out the rest of the story and video here.