A native of Norwood, Ohio. Werner participated in the first genetic study of tigers in 1996-1998 Published in "Riding The Tiger", Cambridge University Press UK). Werner was involved with the first open heart surgery performed on a tiger. Brian and his family were featured internationally on Animal Planet on the show Growing Up Tiger.
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Brian Werner, director of the Tiger Missing Link Foundation, a Tyler-based nonprofit organization, tracks tigers for genetic research purposes.
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