Activists are demanding for improvements in the management of Indonesia’s “zoo of death” following deaths of several animals.
An Indonesia zoo welcomed a newborn baby Sumatran tiger recently. The one-week old tiger joins three additional cubs born in captivity at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, California. This is a remarkable conservation feat, as the animals are considered critically endangered.
June 29 is Global Tiger Day--a recognition of the big cats that began in 2010, after a global summit on the tiger in St. Petersburg, when tiger numbers worldwide were estimated at 3200. With poaching as tigers' biggest threat, and some countries unaware of their tiger numbers, can we solidify numbers soon, considering that three of tigers' nine subspecies are now extinct?