The poem 'A Tiger in the Zoo' by Leslie Norris portrays the life of a tiger in a cage. The tiger is initially shown as an animal who is measuring his steps to plan something huge. He has vivid stripes on his body and is stalking the cage as he is walking around it. His feet are soft like velvet, and he has rage in his eyes. He is angry about being caged instead of being out in the open. If he was free, he would have lurked near the water hole eyeing plump deer amidst the long grass. He would also be terrorising the village with his presence. He has claws and white fangs with which he terrorises humans. But he is locked in a concrete cage, and he keeps ignoring visitors. He can hear the patrol sound every night and waits for the stars to appear as it is the only solace he has.