Cub's Birth Ends Zoo's Long Wait

It was reported in the Guardian News and Media on May 28, 2007, that a litter of three Sumatran Tigers were born in the San Diego Zoo's Wild Animal Park. This birth being the first in 14 long years.

The WWF, a conservation charity, has warned that Sumatran Tigers could be extinct in Indonesia in less than 10 years. Their numbers are dwindling rapidly as a result of their habitat being destroyed by illegal coffee plantations. In the past 100 years, the population of the Sumatran tiger has fallen 95 %. It is estimated that only 400-500 Sumatran Tigers exist in the wild today (3000-5000 Bengal Tigers and 1500 Indochinese Tigers).