Tigers Say Hello
2/13/2009 – 03:22:45 PM
The public will soon get their first look at two new girls in town.
The two, four–year–old Amur tigers will be on display for their first full day tomorrow.
The tigers have been quarantined for about a month after they arrived at their new home and are now adjusting to their life at the Riverside Zoo.
Depending on the weather, the tigers may or may not be open for visitors to get a peek.
“The tigers are supposed to be on display out in the exhibit tomorrow on Valentine’s Day and we’re having a special dollar day as long as the snow holds out. If we get a lot of snow, we will have to reschedule that because the sidewalks will just be too slick.”
Although the snow and weather can affect whether or not the tiger will be seen tomorrow, this weather is not harmful to Nika and Lana.
“They love the snow, it doesn’t bother these tigers at all, they’re used to it. They came from Minnesota and they originate from the Siberian area.
Interim zoo director Kelley Jensen says people can call the zoo at 630–6236 tomorrow to find out if they will be open.