5/29/2008 12:00:00 AM
The Zoo’s rare Amur tiger cubs are having their first birthday and they are ready to celebrate! In honor of their first birthday, the Philadelphia Zoo’s three female Amur tiger cubs, Terney, Changbai and Koosaka, will receive birthday eats and treats from their keepers. The tiger cubs will enjoy specially made presents and a “cub-cake”, along with delicious bones.
The birth of these tiger cubs is the result of a national effort to ensure a healthy zoo population of this endangered big cat. There are only an estimated 400 Amur tigers left in the wild. In addition to participating in the AZA breeding program, the Philadelphia Zoo works to save Amur tigers in the wild through support of the Save the Tiger Fund and the Tigris Foundation, both of which are battling threats to Amur tigers in their native habitat in eastern Russia and northern China.
Stop by Bank of America Big Cat Falls to see our tiger family this weekend, May 31 and June 1, during Tiger Cub Birthday Bash. The birthday bash includes tiger tattoos, keeper talks, make your own tiger cub birthday cards and more!
Check out our “Tiger Cubs First Year Review” Photo Gallery!