July 29th is International Tiger Day – a day to celebrate these incredible endangered big cats. In celebration, meet our newest Malayan tiger, Batari!
Joining us from the Cincinnati Zoo, 5-year-old Batari is a recommended match with our male tiger Gahara. There are as few as 250 Malayan tigers in the wild and approximately 50 in AZA zoos, five of which live at Tulsa Zoo. Her arrival is the collaborative work of the Association of Zoos & Aquariums Malayan Tiger Species Survival Plan®. This plan works to ensure a sustainable population of this species in our care. Batari will continue adjusting to her new surroundings and may be visible on your next visit to the zoo.
In conjunction with Batari’s arrival, Jin, our 14-year-old female has moved to the Cincinnati Zoo where she will enjoy her retirement years.