3 Amur Tigers Born At Kansas Zoo.
The Rolling Hills Zoo in Salina announced the births of three Amur tiger cubs born on Aug. 14.
Amur tigers are classified as an endangered species on the IUCN list.
The cubs’ parents, Andrea and Dhenuka, came to Rolling Hills Zoo on a breeding recommendation by the Tiger Species Survival Plan developed by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, of which Rolling Hills Zoo is an accredited member.
The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) in the US has a “Tiger Species Survival Plan” as they call it.
In reality none of the tigers in this plan is trained or raised to be released back into the wild. Or for that matter – never was released back into the wild.
This program is merely an excuse to breed tigers for their zoos so more people come visit the zoo. As tigers – and especially tiger cubs – are extreme money makers for zoos.