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Tag: Jaya


Rare Sumatran tiger cub born at Point Defiance Zoo

Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium welcomed a new tiger into its fold Wednesday night.

The rare Sumatran tiger cub was born at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday to Jaya, who gave birth to two cubs in 2010, the zoo said in a news release. Jaya “and her cub appear to be doing well, and Jaya is a very attentive parent,” the zoo said.

The cub was sired by Malosi, who came to Point Defiance in April from the Honolulu Zoo to breed with Jaya.

The Sumatran tiger is a critically endangered species, and births in zoos are extremely rare, said the zoo’s

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