Jun

20

Amur tigers move to Alaska (video)

It's a good week for tigers in the news! Yesterday, it was revealed that three Sumatran tiger cubs were born at the Auckland Zoo. Today, the Alaska Zoo announced the arrival of two Amur Tigers. They had three Amur tigers that died of old age and received these two 4 year old brothers Korol and Kunali yesterday. Amur Tigers or Siberian Tigers are one of the 12 endangered big cats.

They were on the "red-eye" from New York to Alaska and arrived in a bit of a grumpy mood as you'll see in the video below. But the zookeepers are confident they will like their new home because it more closely resembles their natural environment of the Russian Far East. Amur or Siberian Tigers are the largest of the wild cats at up to 500 pounds and they live 15 - 20 years. Here's to the long life of Korol and Kunali! Read the full story about Alaska Zoo gets 2 new rare Amur tigers from N.Y.

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