Tuesday, 10 June 2008

Dreamworld’s Sumatran tiger Mum Soraya gives birth to a litter of three on her sixth birthday

On the morning of her sixth birthday Dreamworld’s Sumatran tiger Soraya, mother of tiger twins Indah and Rahni, has received the best birthday present any mother could hope for having given birth to a litter of three healthy tiger cubs.

The birthday bundle consists of two girl cubs and a boy, the first weighing in at a healthy 1.3kg, the second 1.28kg and the third 1.13kg.

Tiger Island Manager Patrick Martin-Vegue was present for the birth and says Soraya is doing a great job nursing the cubs so far.

“The first two came early this morning but the third took its time and was born just before 11am. Both Soraya and her litter are doing great so far.”

Life Sciences General Manager All Mucci is equally proud of Soraya’s new litter.

“We are so lucky that Soraya is such a great Mum, she’s given us two beautiful tigers in Indah and Rahni and now, second time around, she’s blessed us with three more.”

Heralding the hopes of the new litter was tiny six week old Sumatran tiger cub Sali (pronounced “sarli”) who arrived at Dreamworld approximately three weeks ago on Saturday, May 17.

The now eight week old Sali will hopefully be integrated with Soraya’s new litter in coming weeks as the new cubs grow old enough to meet and play with their adopted sister.

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