He may be among the world’s oldest tigers, but when it comes to water fountains, Flavio has the playfulness of a kitten.

This 24-year-old Bengal tiger has lived at the Big Cat Rescue sanctuary in Florida since he retired from a lifetime spent in the circus in 2002.

There, this brilliant cat was known for his flawless act in his light and music show, according to his biography. That was, at least, until he became more interested in battling with the other tigers in the show than performing.

Although he looks pretty tame frolicking in the water at his new enclosure (the action picks up around the 2:50 mark), what he’s known for at the sanctuary is having the loudest roar of any of the other residents.