Topeka Zoo bids farewell to Sumatran tiger Jingga as she leaves to meet new companion
TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) – Jingga, the Sumatran tiger from Topeka Zoo, will leave to settle with a new companion at a new zoo and the public will have the chance to say goodbye until Monday.
The Topéka Zoo says he will say goodbye to Jingga, a female Sumatran tiger, on Tuesday, December 7th. Species survival plan recommendations, Jingga heads to a new zoo to partner with a male tiger. Its new home zoo will announce its arrival once the standard quarantine period is over.
The zoo said Jingga was born in Sacramento Zoo on March 18, 2010 and arrived in Topeka on June 13, 2012, after SSP recommendations associated her with a male tiger, Rojo.
In Topeka, the zoo said Jingga was the mother of two groups of cubs. First, he said that three cubs were had with Rojo in 2014. His second set of four cubs was had with Sanjiv in 2018. The world got to watch with a 24/7 live broadcast .
“Please don’t tell the other animals, but Jingga is my favorite. It’s so much fun working with her, ”says Shanna Simpson, animal curator. “She is always delighted to see her guardians, she is intelligent and curious. She has always trusted us, allowing us to weigh her daylings, ”said Shana Simpson.
The zoo said the species survival plan, which is managed by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, provides recommendations for animal pairings with particular attention to genetic diversity in order to maintain the sustainability and genetic variation of this species. He said they make the recommendations based on age, health and the need for more species to protect future populations.
“We are so sad that Jingga is moving, but she will be in good hands at her new zoo. We have a good relationship with his new goalkeepers and will receive updates often, ”said Simpson.
According to the zoo, Sumatran tigers are listed as a critically endangered species. It is believed that there are less than 500 in nature. He said the main threats to the species are poaching, depletion of prey, tiger-human conflict and disease.
Topeka Zoo has said it is involved in many species survival plans, which sometimes include saying goodbye to animals for the good of the species. As Jingga settles into her new home, it is said that she will reach and inspire new people who will love her as much as many did during her time in Topeka.
Those who wish to say goodbye to Jingga can visit him until Monday, December 6.
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