Exceptional birth of a little Sumatran tigress in an Allier zoo

Author: Clark Tos
2023-01-25 17:00:02

At the end of December, a small Sumatran tigress pointed the tip of her snout in a zoo in Allier (Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes). Good news for this endangered species.

On December 26, 2022, the animal and amusement park Le Pal, located in Saint-Pourçain-sur-Besbre (Allier) welcomed a new resident, report our colleagues from the Journal du Center.

Indeed, a Sumatran tigress was born the day after Christmas. And the least we can say is that this event fills the staff of the nice . The Bourbon establishment shared the good news on its Facebook account on Friday January 20, 2023.

Photo credit: Parc Le Pal

At birth, little Sankha weighed only one kilogram and was blind. As the park specifies, the feline opened its eyes after 13 days. The one who now weighs 3.48 kilograms shares an enclosure with her parents.

Also according to the zoo, this is the couple's first tiger cub. But that's not all ! The two tigers matter” among the most genetically interesting individuals, and which therefore have an essential role in the conservation of this species ».

Photo credit: Parc Le Pal

The Sumatran tiger: an endangered species

The birth of Sankha is good news for the species, which is critically endangered. The population of Sumatran tigers in the wild would amount to less than 400 individuals, against 300 in zoos. This tiger subspecies is threatened by habitat loss and poaching.

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Sankha will be presented to the public on April 8, when the zoo reopens. ' As part of the EEP, she will most certainly be directed to another park to create a new couple. “wrote the park on its site internet .

Source : The Journal of the Center