Critically Endangered Sumatran Tiger Gives Birth to Two Cubs at Disney’s Animal Kingdom


Sumatran Tiger Cubs

Last month, we shared with you that Sohni, the female Sumatran tiger at Disney’s Animal Kingdom was expected to give birth sometime this month. We’re happy to share today that Sohni has given birth to two tiger cubs for the first time in the history of the park!

According to the Disney Parks Blog, Sohni and her cubs are bonding well as the team of animal care experts and veterinarians dedicated to their care are focusing on monitoring their progress.

Disney also reports that guests can expect to see Sohni and her cubs on the Maharajah Jungle Trek within the next few months.

In the meantime, take a peek at the video below to see the lovable babies bonding with their mom.

Fewer than 500 Sumatran tigers exist in the wild and Disney plays an important role in the worldwide conservation and understanding of the critically endangered animals. The tiger cubs were bred by Disney’s “dedicated and highly trained team of animal care experts through the Species Survival Plan, which is overseen by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and ensures responsible breeding and diverse populations of threatened and endangered species.”

Source: Disney Parks Blog




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