Posted By : The Animal Facts Editorial Team
Date: July 30, 2021 5:15 pm
A Malayan tiger cub has been born at the Tulsa Zoo in Oklahoma
Photo Credit: Tulsa Zoo
Tulsa Zoo have introduced a female Malayan tiger cub to celebrate International Tiger Day.
The cub was born on July 11th 2021 to mother Ava and father Tahan. Ava has proven to be a highly attentive mother who is showing strong bonding and maternal instincts with her cub.
At present Tulsa Zoo are giving the mother and cub time to bond in an off-exhibit area, They will remain there until they are confident the cub will be able to safely navigate the habitat.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Ava’s cub as the newest member of the Tulsa Zoo,” said Zoological Curator of Mammals Jordan Piha. “Our keepers and veterinary staff are monitoring both Ava and her cub around the clock. We’re happy to report both animals are doing well.”
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This birth comes as part of the Tulsa Zoo's participation in the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) Malayan Tiger Species Survival Plan (SSP). The SSP is a cooperative program among zoos to ensure the captive population of tigers is sustainable.
As part of this program Tulsa Zoo has welcomed six Malayan tiger cubs.
Malayan tigers are the national animal of Malaysia. Unfortunately as few as 250 remain in the wild with numbers being decreased by habitat loss and poaching.
The Tulsa Zoo have announced the birth of a Malayan tiger cub to mother Ava.
Video Credit: Tulsa Zoo