San Diego Zoo Safari Park - Escondido, California - Suka (meaning "loved" in Malay) the Sumatran Tiger was born at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park on 9/14/15 to first-time parents Joanne and Teddy. Shortly after his birth, Suka was rejected by his mother and was hand-raised by keepers. During his first few months, Suka suffered from a number of health problems, but with the excellent care provided by keepers and veterinarians, he fully recovered. You can read more about Suka's early days in San Diego Zoo Global's ZOONOOZ online here:
Suka has three younger siblings (Cathy, Debbie and Nelson) who were born on 1/28/16.