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Portrait Of Tiger Majesty

******** Going through some older photos - found this one which is worth posting! ******

This was taken July 2007. At that stage she had three 9 month old cubs to keep her busy as a mother!

  

Binjai is a female Sumatran tiger at Melbourne Zoo, Victoria, Australia.

She is the mother of three gorgeous boisterous 9 month old cubs.

Melbourne Zoo are keeping them together as a proper tiger family for 2 full years, as would happen in the wild. Zoo staff are keeping interactions to a bare minimum, allowing Binjai to raise tiger cubs - all except the hunting part!

Sumatran tigers are the most endangered of all tiger sub-species, and Melbourne Zoo is taking part in a breeding program.

 

***** Tragically, one of the male cubs, Nakal, drowned in the moat in their enclosure about 2 months ago ****** A terrible loss

 

Royal Melbourne Zoo, Parkville, Victoria, Australia

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Taken on July 14, 2007