Tulsa, Oklahoma 2021-07-29 11:00:10 –
Tulsa Zoo, Oklahoma, celebrated International Tiger Day on Thursday and announced newcomers to the facility.
The zoo shared the first look of a Malayan tiger born on July 11 to her mother Ava and her father Tahan.
“We are excited to welcome Ava’s child as the latest member of the Tulsa Zoo,” said Jordan Piha, a mammal zoological curator.
“Our zookeepers and veterinary staff monitor both Ava and her girlfriend 24 hours a day. I’m happy to report that both animals are on track.”
The female cub is the sixth Malayan tiger born at the Tulsa Zoo.
Her birth came from the zoo’s participation in the Zoo Aquarium Association’s Mareta Iger Survival Plan. This program works to ensure a sustainable population of these animals, as there are less than 250 Malayan tigers remaining in the wild.
According to the zoo, Ava and her newborn will stay outside the exhibit until staff are confident that the cub can safely navigate the exhibit.
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