North Yorkshire, UK: Sumatran Tiger cub at Flamingo Land Resort Yorkshire steps out for the first time.
This cub was born on Friday 25th August at 6:01PM at Flamingo Land Resort Yorkshire. The birth was a result of seven years of hard work by the Flamingo Land animal carers.
The cub was born to Sumatran Tiger breeding pair Bawa and Surya. Three years ago, the same pair had produced triplets which have now gone onto other collections to start their own families.
“The female cub is now eating around 800g of meat each day whilst still occasional feeding from mum,” said Ross Snipp, Zoo Manager at Flamingo Land Resort. “She has been microchipped and vaccinated and was 8.5kg when she was weighed at 11 weeks old”.
There are around three-hundred Sumatran Tigers left in the wild. Flamingo Land has helped to increase the world population levels of this critically endangered species by 1.3%. “Conservation is our passion and the survival of the Sumatran Tigers is one of our key missions. Together with our achievements in the field through our Udzungwa Forest Project in Tanzania we are at the forefront of International Strategic Conservation. We are extremely proud of our efforts,” said Gordon Gibb, owner, Flamingo Land Resort Yorkshire.
The Conservations project of Flamingo Land has secured 26km2 of rainforest in Tanzania to ensure its survival.
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