The Memphis Zoo announced on their social media that two endangered Sumatran tigers were born at the zoo on May 5.
According to the announcement, this is the first tiger birth at the zoo grounds since 1998. The Sumatran tiger is considered “critically endangered” and resides on the Indonesian island of Sumatra.The mother tiger Dari is 8 years old, and the father is almost 6 years old.
The Memphis Zoo had been teasing the announcement all week long and finally revealed it Friday.
WATCH THE BIRTH BELOW:The newborns, who do not have public names yet, posed for the camera:
Tigers hold a special place in the heart of Memphians, considering it’s the mascot of the University of Memphis.
I want to hold them ?? https://t.co/gwHwLBdQ1c— Trevor Birchett ⚡️ (@weathertrevor) May 19, 2023
We’re so excited to welcome these two new Memphians! https://t.co/O0LVHJPyGG
— UTHSC (@uthsc) May 19, 2023
TIGER CUBS!! ?? What should these cuties be named!? https://t.co/ONbq7mkMZL
— ♥️ I Love Memphis Blog (@ilovememphis) May 19, 2023