Two female Siberian tigers will be right at home in frigid Edmonton
EDMONTON — Two female Siberian tigers will be right at home in frigid Edmonton.
The Amur cubs have arrived at the Valley Zoo and will soon be let out of their enclosures to frolic in the snow. The zoo is expecting an older female Amur tiger in the spring that is being retired from a special breeding program.
Zoo staff say the 15-year-old tiger will make an excellent grandmother to the cubs.
There are only about 370 Amur tigers left in the wild, most of which live in the Russian far east.
The big cats typically live from 15 to 20 years, but their numbers are dwindling because of hunting and poaching.