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Tiger Cubs First Birthday

August 23 - August 24

Celebrate Berani and Dumai's first birthdays with us on Friday, Aug. 23 and Saturday, Aug. 24. 


Berani the Malayan tiger cub arrived at the Zoo on Oct. 10, 2012 to be hand-reared with Dumai, our Sumatran tiger cub born August 22, 2012. Berani (pronounced burr-rani) and Dumai (pronounced doo-my) are now a year old.

Special Activities for You (10 am-3 pm)
Sign a giant birthday banner
Touch a tiger pelt

Tiger-striped 'cub'cakes (while supplies last) courtesy of QFC
Friday starting at Noon and Saturday starting 12:30 p.m.

Special Toys and Treats for the Tigers  
Friday at 12:30 pm:  Special toys and keeper talk   
Saturday at 12:30 pm:  Birthday "meat-sicle" cake and keeper talk 

All activities are free with paid admission.    

Help Us Save Tigers 
The world's tigers are vanishing at an alarming rate. Poaching and human encroachment on tiger habitat are pushing these magnificent animals toward extinction. The race to save tigers is urgent -- and we would love your help! All money raised in honor of Dumai and Berani will go directly to support Wildlife Conservation Society efforts to stop poaching in Southeast Asia, reduce human-tiger conflict and provide veterinary care to tigers caught in snares.

How to Donate
By phone: 253.404.3657
By mail: Tiger Conservation, The Zoo Society, 5400 North Pearl St., Tacoma, WA 98407
In person: Zoo's Asian Forest Sanctuary during the tiger cubs' first birthday celebration