Newborn tiger at Point Defiance zoo is a girl, will be hand-reared after mother showed little interest in her
The surprise tiger cub found in a nest box Wednesday morning at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium is a girl, staff said today.
She’ll be hand-reared, they said, because mother Jaya has shown little interest in the cub.
Zookeepers are hand feeding the cub every three hours.
They know the routine; the cub’s 8-month old brother, Dumai, was hand-reared for the same reason.
They brought him a playmate of the same age from Tulsa Zoo, Berani, who was in a similar situation. The idea is that the two can learn tiger behavior from each other.