Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo,family member this week according to Zoo Director Gregg Dancho.
Changbai, a female Amur Tiger arrived earlier this week from the Philadelphia Zoo.
In the weeks to come, check out the zoo’s Facebook page for the most up-to-date information on when she will make her debut.
About the Amur Tiger
The Amur Tiger is native to Siberia, northern China and Korea.
It’s life span is 12-14 years in the wild and up to 25 years in captivity.
Males and females come together to breed and then separate. Females give birth to 2 to 3 cubs. The cubs may stay with their mom for up to two years.
The Amur Tiger is a critically endangered subspecies of tiger. Only about 350 of these great cats survive in northern Asia. All tigers are endangered and protected worldwide. They suffer from habitat loss and poaching.
NOTE: What does this have to do with Orange? — The Beardsley Zoo is CT’s only public Zoo and it is only about 10 minutes from town. The zoo offers intern and teaching programs for children and teens, in which many Amity High School students participate. The zoo depends on fundraisers and visitor contributions to stay open. We are a vital part of its’ survival, just as the zoo is a vital part of it’s animals’ survival.