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OKC Zoo Celebrates Birth Of Critically Endangered Sumatran Tiger Twins

Double the stripes, double the delight! OKC Zoo’s Sumatran tiger, Lola, gives birth to two healthy cubs, a momentous occasion for the conservation of this rare species.

Summer is off to an exciting start for the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden with the recent birth of critically endangered Sumatran tiger twins. Lola, the OKC Zoo’s 11-year-old female Sumatran tiger, gave birth to two cubs on Saturday, July 2 at the Zoo’s Cat Forest habitat. The first cub was born at approximately 4:31 p.m. and the second soon after at 4:49 p.m.

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OKC Zoo’s Critically Endangered Sumatran Tiger Is Pregnant, Due Summer 2022

Sumatran tiger, Lola, is pregnant, expected to give birth this summer. OKC Zoo participates in AZA breeding program for this critically endangered species to ensure its survival as there are less than 500 Sumatran tigers in the wild.

The Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden is proud to announce that its female Sumatran tiger, Lola, 10, is pregnant and due to give birth this summer. The OKC Zoo participates in the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) Species Survival Plan® (SSP) for Sumatran tigers which made the recommendation for Lola to breed with mate, Kami, 14. The Zoo is committed to helping protect Sumatran tigers and sustain their population through its participation in the AZA’s SSP for this critically endangered species. This is Lola’s second pregnancy with Kami. The pair welcomed male triplets in July 2017.

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It's a Boy!

Keepers at ZSL London Zoo have confirmed that their adorable tiger cub, born on 12 December, is a boy! He's getting stronger and more independent every day and is becoming quite a little explorer, climbing anything that he can find!

He's also got a big voice on him already and isn't afraid to tell mum Gaysha when he is ready for a meal or wants some attention. He's no longer a fan of her carrying him around and making all the decisions - you can hear him objecting about her cramping his style! Gaysha takes no notice of his defiance though as she still knows what is best for him!

Gaysha and dad Asim have been perfect parents and, now that they are living as a family group, Asim has been seen taking on bath time and babysitting duties.

If you're a Member, Patron, or Fellow of London Zoo, keep an eye on your inbox for your chance to choose his final name!

Visit the Zoo to see if you can spot him: zsl.org/booktickets


Easy, Tiger!

Month-old Sumatran tiger cub takes wobbly first steps outside at ZSL London Zoo’s Tiger Territory 
 
Footage taken by zookeepers at ZSL London Zoo yesterday (Wednesday 12 January) shows a Critically Endangered Sumatran tiger cub taking its first wobbly steps outdoors – a month after its December birth.  
 
ZSL London Zoo tiger keeper Kathryn Sanders said: “The cub has so far mostly stayed tucked up with Gaysha in their cosy behind-the-scenes cubbing den, but with such lovely weather yesterday it’s clear she decided it was time for her little one to take its first steps in the outside world.”  

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A Christmas Cub – World’s Rarest Tiger

Zookeepers at ZSL London Zoo have shared the first footage of an adorable Christmas arrival - a Critically Endangered Sumatran tiger cub, born at 02:19 on Sunday 12 December.  

Remarkable footage captured by the Zoo’s hidden ‘cubcam’ shows ten-year-old mum Gaysha cleaning and feeding the rare newborn just hours after the birth - before the determined youngster takes its first wobbly steps on the soft straw of their cosy behind-the-scenes den.  

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Critically Endangered Baby Tigers

Dallas Zoo has welcomed TWO Sumatran tiger cubs, born on December 6, to mom, Sukacita ("Suki") and dad Kuasa (which makes these cubs full siblings to Sumini!)

Dallas Zoo tiger cubs born 12.6 (2)

Suki had milk production issues, similar to when she gave birth to Sumini, which meant that the cubs were not able to nurse properly. Zoo officials were prepared for this possibility and were able to act very quickly to intervene and ensure the cubs’ survival. Just like with Sumini, these cubs are receiving around-the-clock care from an incredible team of zoologists and veterinarians. Both cubs and mom are happy and healthy!

Dallas Zoo hasn’t decided on names for these two little ones just yet, and they will remain behind the scenes for now. With only an estimated 400-600 Sumatran tigers remaining in the wild, each birth is a major win for this critically endangered species, and the Zoo is  thrilled to be able to contribute to the population once again with these adorable new additions.


New Video Of Adorable Amur Tiger Cubs At Highland Wildlife Park

The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) has shared new video of six-month-old endangered Amur tiger cubs, Nishka, Layla and Aleksander, playfighting at Highland Wildlife Park, near Aviemore, this month.  

Keepers at the wildlife conservation charity say the trio’s personalities are developing as they grow bolder and more confident, often entertaining visitors with their playful antics.  

Keith Gilchrist, animal collection manager at Highland Wildlife Park, said, “It has been wonderful to see our three cubs and mum Dominika grow over the past six months. At half a year old, the cub’s characters are starting to shine.  

“Nishka is the most confident around us and is always chuffing in the hope of more meat chunks. 

“Layla follows in her footsteps as the two are always together, play fighting and keeping mum on her toes.  

“Little Aleksander is more reserved and spends the most time with Dominika, but he is slowly becoming braver, exploring more and playing with his sisters. 

“Amur tiger family groups do not usually live together in the wild and Dominika is still fiercely protective of the cubs, so dad Botzman is living separately for now.” 

The public can help care for the Amur tiger family at the park and support wildlife conservation around the world by adopting the species this Christmas at bit.ly/AdoptAmurTiger


Birth Of Endangered Tiger Cub Duo At Banham Zoo  

Banham Zoo in Norfolk is today celebrating the birth of two Amur tiger cubs, an endangered species, following a successful genetically matched conservation programme pairing. 

The announcement that Kuzma and Mishka are parents 2 weeks ago comes after two years of careful planning. 

Tiger Cubs credit Banham Zoo (1)

Mishka first moved to Banham Zoo in May 2021 from Woburn Safari Park, as part of the European Breeding Programme for the species – an incredibly important conservation programme in place to protect endangered animals from extinction.  

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