meet the tiger cub triplets
Kirana, Dari, and Indah are rare Sumatran tigers born October 8, 2014. They are on exhibit daily with their mother, Jaya, in the Asian Forest Sanctuary.
The cubs have distinct personalities: Kirana is the "sassy" one who likes to run after her sisters and nip at them. Dari is more mellow and tends to hang back a bit. Indah is feisty and vocal, often using her voice to get attention from their mother Jaya.
These cubs represent a success in the Species Survival Plan for Sumatran tigers. Fewer than 400 Sumatran tigers exist in the wild on their native island of Sumatra, and their numbers are dwindling. Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium contributes to an effort to reduce human-tiger conflict in this area - and you can help!
big sister kaliSumatran tiger Kali (KAH-lee) was born April 17, 2013. She is frequently out on exhibit for exercise and play time, but she spends some of her day behind-the-scenes too. When Kali is out, you can find her in one of our outdoor Asian Forest Sanctuary exhibits, where zookeepers place toys or other enrichments designed to help her get exercise and hone her coordination skills.
Kali’s parents are Jaya and Malosi. She was one of only a few Sumatran tigers born in North American zoos in 2013.
big BROTHERS DUMAI & BERANI
Sumatran tiger Dumai (DOO-my) was born at PDZA in August 2012. His "foster brother" Berani (burr-AH-ni), a Malayan tiger, was born at Tulsa Zoo during the same week and arrived at PDZA shortly after. The pair have been raised together since they were young cubs and have formed a strong bond. They can often be seen on exhibit together in the Asian Forest Sanctuary.
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