World Tiger Day

29 July 2015 is World Tiger Day!

The international tiger day (World Tiger Day) reminds us that the global wild tiger population is on the decline.

For example, only around 400 Sumatran tigers currently live in the wild. The situation is similar for the Amur tiger with only an estimated 450 animals.

Zoo Berlin is home to the Indochinese tiger. This is one of the six species of tigers still in existence and is endemic to the jungles of Thailand. Tigers are skilled hunters who can silently sneak up on their prey in the woods and suddenly pounce on them.

Do you already know our tiger lady Thaya? She is four years old and was born in Tierpark Berlin. She and her siblings Salween and Mandalay moved to the Zoo in 2011. She mostly prefers playing with her ball and splashing around in the water here. Or nestling down.

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