Friday, January 29, 2010

Amur Tigers

Our zoo, the Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park, is strong in northern animals, and so the pace picks up in the winter.

Amur tigers are endangered and survive in the wild in one small and threatened mountainous area of Asia.

Three years ago a borrowed female birthed two healthy cubs. I think these two are Dad and one of the cubs.  The zoo's web page does not give identifying information on the individuals in the collection.

On this recent visit, the nearer tiger basked in the sun near the window, paying me scant attention. Then he arose and went off down the hill to step out with his comrade.  I have seen them do this many other times, joining each other in a synchronized stroll.

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