tiger april 20165

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Tiger stripes are unique – like your fingerprints. This is how scientists who study tigers can tell them apart. Once mature, tigers are solitary; coming together only for mating. They communicate through scent, vocalizations, and visual signs like claw marks on trees.

Tigers have no predators, except humans.

At Reid Park Zoo:

Because wild tigers only come together to mate, they don’t always share a habitat peacefully. Reid Park Zoo separates its tiger habitat into two halves for the safety and comfort of the animals; Sita and Baheem can interact along the fence line if they choose. When Sita’s behavior indicates she is receptive for breeding, Keepers allow the tigers to be together for a few days. These two tigers have bred many times, but they have never conceived.

The Zoo’s tigers are excellent swimmers, and you may find the tigers in this habitat enjoying the pool on a warm day.

 

Classifications

Species Name:
Malayan Tiger
Scientific Name:
Panthera tigris jacksoni
Continent:
Asia
Our Animal's Name(s):
Baheem (male, May 01) and Sita (female, Apr 01)
Proud Parents:
Mary Wagner
Morgan Walker
Rachel Goodman
Kathy & Roger Gross
Roger Conley & Taylor Lawhorn
Karen Anderson
Linette Calderon
Emma N. Kaffenberger
Nancy Calgary
Kellyn Coney
Bernetta Gillet
Embry Vilchis
Hayley & Joseph Suhay
Christina Hornyan
David Toone
Terri Klein