New Tiger Arrives at Zoo
May 25, 2012
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (May 25, 2012) – The
Little Rock Zoo is proud to announce the arrival of Suhana, a four-year-old
Malayan tiger from the Baton Rouge Zoo, who will soon be paired with Liku, the
Zoo’s eight-year-old Malayan tiger living at the Zoo since 2006.
The arrival of
Suhana comes at the recommendation of the Association of Zoos and Aquarium’s
Special Survival Plan (SSP) for the Malayan tiger, a group of experts in the
field of animal care who make breeding and companion recommendations to ensure
the long-term survival of endangered species, such as the Malayan tiger.
The Zoo’s other
male tiger, Intan, brother to Liku, was sent to the Baton Rouge Zoo to breed
with Suhana’s sister, Nazira.
a short acclamation period, zoo staff will begin the careful practice of
introducing Suhana to Liku. The two tigers
currently rotate on exhibit with Suhana going outside in the morning and Liku
going outside in the afternoon. The two
tigers cannot see each other behind-the-scenes in their indoor enclosure, but
can smell each other and often call to each other.
The Zoo’s tiger
exhibit will be renovated to provide for two yards: one for Liku and one for Suhana and her cubs
once they are born.
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