- Title: INDONESIA: ZOO CELEBRATES ARRIVAL OF FOUR TIGER CUBS
- Date: 3rd May 2005
- Summary: (L!3) BOGOR. WEST JAVA, INDONESIA (MAY 3, 2005) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) WIDE OF EXTERIOR OF TAMAN SAFARI PARK ENTRANCE WIDE OF FEMALE TIGER WITH CUBS IN PEN CLOSE OF MOTHER AND CUBS VARIOUS CUBS SLEEPING SLV ZOO KEEPER WATCHING CUBS CLOSE OF MORE OF CUBS CLOSE OF FACE OF FEMALE TIGER SLV MOTHER TIGER CLOSE OF SLEEPING CUB WIDE OF CUBS AROUND THEIR MOTHER WIDE OF HANDLER LOOKING INTO CAGE SCU (SOUNDBITE) (Bahasa) TIGER KEEPER, ARSYAD JAMALUDIN SAYING: "At the moment everything seems to be proceeding as normal, but we have not been able to enter the pen to take exact weight measurements." VARIOUS OF MOTHER TIGER GROWLING AT ZOO KEEPER SCU (SOUNDBITE) (Bahasa) ARSYAD JAMALUDIN TIGER KEEPER SAYING: "This is Shinta's second litter. The first time she gave birth five years ago to three cubs, two females and one male. VARIOUS OF WHITE BENGAL TIGERS IN ENCLOSURE
- Embargoed: 18th May 2005 13:00
- Location: BOGOR, WEST JAVA, INDONESIA
- Country: Indonesia
- Topics: Education,Environment / Natural World,Quirky,Light / Amusing / Unusual / Quirky
- Reuters ID: LVA45COKU136ZN64QW89W7FAWIFO
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- Story Text: Indonesian Zoo celebrates arrival of four new tigers
Four Bengal tiger cubs are the latest addition to
Indonesia's Taman Safari Park.
The proud white Bengal Tiger parents, mother Shinta and
father Bono have been temporarily separated while Shinta
cares for the cubs for the first few weeks.
However, the cubs' sex or weight has not yet been
determined because protective Shinta has been reluctant to
allow keepers any access to her new arrivals.
"At the moment everything seems to be proceeding as
normal, but we have not been able to enter the pen to take
exact weight measurements," said zoo keeper Arsyad
This is Shinta's second litter at Taman Safari. She
gave birth five years ago to a three cub litter, two
females and one male.
Shinta's parents arrived in Indonesia in 1989 as gifts
from Cincinnati and Minnesota zoos, and is one of 28
offspring produced by a breeding pair.
Taman Safari has almost 40 bengal tigers at its park in
Bogor, West Java.
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