Yes, the writer
is trying to make fun of the main characters in the story. Firstly, there is
Mrs. Packletide, who wanted to kill the tiger because she was jealous of Loona.
Secondly Loona was the lady with amazing nature, who got jealous when she saw
the photo of Mrs. Packletide in newspaper. Thirdly, Miss Mebbin was very devious
and materialistic lady. At the end, the shooting of the weak tiger results in a
comedy. Its death due to the heart failure was really humorous.