The Sumatran tiger is among the most endangered huge cats on earth. At Tierpark Berlin, there may be now a brand new glimmer of hope for the preservation of all the species: Feminine tiger Mayang (11) gave delivery to 2 cubs in the beginning of September. After a tragic setback with a earlier litter (all 4 younger tigers have been born with a genetic illness) the zoo staff is now notably glad.
It’s estimated that solely fewer than 400 of those majestic animals reside within the rainforests of Indonesia as we speak – Sumatran tigers are critically endangered with extinction.
“For endangered species just like the Sumatran tiger, offspring are notably necessary. We see see it as our obligation as a zoological establishment to forestall the extinction of this species and to protect such fascinating animals because the Sumatran tiger for future generations,” explains Christian Kern, zoological director of Zoo und Tierpark Berlin.
“For cover within the pure habitat, we have now already joined forces with the WWF in 2019.”
With the proceeds from the memberships of the then based “Crew Tiger”, regional safety measures towards poaching and habitat destruction may be intensified domestically.
For the reason that zoo staff has been avoiding all the space across the litter field to provide the animals as a lot relaxation as potential, they might solely view the offspring (born on September 1, 2022) by way of a digital camera put in there.
“Round mid-morning, Mayang retreated into the litter field. The primary cub was born shortly after 3 pm. Round two hours later, the second tiger was born,” studies animal keeper Mario Hammerschmidt.
“The tiger’s father Jae Jae curiously sniffed curiously on the cubs and later even lay down for a nap close to Mayang and the offspring” provides Hammerschmidt.
Male tiger Jae Jae (13) solely moved from Parc des Félins (France) to Tierpark Berlin in January 2022.
The male has already produced wholesome offspring a number of occasions and obtained together with Mayang instantly.
A being pregnant of the tigress was due to this fact already suspected.
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