updated 06/30/2011 AT 3:00 PM ET
•originally published 06/30/2011 AT 5:05 PM ET
There really is a tiger in all of us, even Bradley Cooper.
The actor, looking unrecognizable, was spotted Tuesday cradling a big cat, but it wasn’t for the next installment of The Hangover franchise. Cooper is working on a new project by Dax Shepard, and is sporting a soul patch and dreadlocks on set.