meet the tiger cubs
Kirana and Dari are rare Sumatran tigers born in October 2014. They are on exhibit daily in the Asian Forest Sanctuary.
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 was one of only a few Sumatran tigers born in North American zoos in 2013.
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