A forty-year-old dream has come true with the birth of the first tiger cub of Debrecen is now more than 7 weeks old.
According to Debrecen Zoo & Amusement Park, the tiger cub has to be hand-fed because its mother doesn’t produce enough milk. The unnamed tiger cub will stay in the zoo for one year and will then be taken to another zoo.
There are only 3600 tigers in the World, half of them are living in Zoos and Wildlife sanctuaries. Debrecen Zoo & Amusement Park has been keeping the largest cat species of the World, the Amur tiger subspecies since 1973.
This subspecies along with the Sumatran tiger ssp. are involved in the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria’s (EAZA) European Endangered Species Programme (EEP).
The parents of the baby tiger, Mishka (Zoo African Safari) and Rose (Port Lympne Reserve) arrived in 2014 within this programme and they quickly fell in love.
A forty-year-old dream has come true with the birth of the first tiger cub of Debrecen is now more than 7 weeks old. He remained in healthy condition, despite first-time mom Rose’s maternal instincts did not kick in so we decided to hand-raise him to save his life. It’s not uncommon for first-time tiger moms not to know what to do. Our colleagues are doing their best to help him grow strong and healthy.
The curious baby welcomes visitors from now on, every day at 10AM and 2PM at the Tiger Exhibit.
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Two Bengal white tigers were born in Győr Zoo in January 2015.
Source: Daily News Hungary/MTI