Nearly 1% of the World’s Sumatran Tigers Are Yorkshire Born and Bred
5:43am 21st May 2014
(Updated 9:15am 22nd May 2014)
Flamingo Land has announced the birth of three stunning Sumatran Tiger Cubs.
The cubs, two girls called Boulan and Mentori and a boy called Kooassa were born on March 22nd to breeding pair, Surya (mother) and Bawa (father).
Recent estimates of World population levels of Sumatran Tigers are as low as 400 so it is a massive boost of a nearly 1% increase in world population numbers. The average life expectancy of these tigers in the wild is only 4 years, but the expected lifespan of Surya and Bawa is in excess of 20 years.
The Flamingo Land vet gave permission for the cubs to be released into the outside world for the first time today.
Flamingo Land Facts:
- Flamingo Land has its own conservation and research programme in Tanzania called the UFP (Udzungwa Forest Project). This project has discovered a new species of chameleon and two new varieties of Acacia trees.
- Flamingo Land is also home to two Red Pandas since last year.
- Flamingo Land was awarded the Guinness World Record in 2009 for its Mumbo Jumbo roller coaster having the steepest drop in the world at 112°.
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