They are extremely valuable genetically to the Sumatran Tiger captive breeding program so we are very privileged to have them here. Kaitlyn is now even more special to us since she became the first tiger to give birth to a litter of cubs here at the Zoo. This is not only exciting because they are the first cubs born here, but also because of the importance of their bloodlines and the role they will play in the breeding program in the future. Kaitlyn at times can be very affectionate, but she also has a cheeky side and loves to stalk the handlers if she sees an opportunity. Just like her sister Kaitlyn, Maneki was named by a guest through Australia Zoo's online auction.
Victims 'taunted tiger' before it killed zoo visitor
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Share via Email Tatiana the tiger, who escaped from her enclosure at San Francisco zoo. AP Three victims of a tiger attack at a city zoo taunted the animal moments before it struck, killing one of the men, court documents have revealed. Paul Dhaliwal, 19, admitted that he, his brother Kulbir, 23, and their friend Carlos Sousa, 17, who died in the tragedy, had shouted and waved at the tiger, called Tatiana, from the edge of its enclosure at San Francisco zoo. According to an affidavit obtained by the San Francisco Chronicle, the trio had stood on top of a 3ft railing, but had not thrown anything into the pen to provoke the cat. The men had also been smoking marijuana prior to the incident and toxicology tests showed Dhaliwal had been twice the legal alcohol limit for driving.
But sadly, they have come to a verge of being categorized as endangered, thanks to the human sloppiness and prudence. As a wildlife lover with keen interest on large cats, I enjoy visiting wildlife sanctuaries but the question remains, how well do I or we know about this exotic animal? Spoiler alert - you would be knowing some of the facts already but what the hell! Tigers are the largest amongst other wild cats You probably knew this that Royal Bengal Tigers are the largest amongst other wild cats but did you also know that the male Tigers weigh up to kilograms. Kidding, you cannot have a pet tiger, it illegal!
White tigers are rare with dark pink noses and blue eyes. Stripeless tigers have also been recorded but are the rarest to be seen. Tigers have the largest canine teeth of any land carnivores, and they have extremely powerful jaws.