They have among other variety of animals lovely tigers (whom I admire greatly since childhood) and they have during a day open circus Zoo for a reasonable toll. So I decided to go there to study them from life and see their majesty in person! There's no substitute for real thing and photographs can't describe the beauty of those animals.
It was really challenging to attempt a sketch because all the tigers were moving a lot in their cages so I ended up with rather scarcity of sketches in my field blog. However I managed to do one portrait in full colour of one of the sleeping fellows. You can see my setting in this video:
Remember - there's nothing more than a real thing. Photos are fine but to see things in person and really "inhale" them is completely different thing.
And what is your experience in sketching wild animals from life? I'm a newcomer to this realm and it's a great and exiting challenge. Next time - cows and horses maybe?