Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

Virginia State News

April 8, 2013

Va. Zoo hopes new tigers will help with breeding

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Virginia Zoo officials are hoping a new pair of Malayan tigers will help the zoo establish a long-term breeding program.

The zoo's tiger facility was designed with breeding in mind.

The Virginian-Pilot (http://bit.ly/YEumbK ) reports that zoo workers have to complete several tasks before breeding begins. The first task is socializing the pair.

Two-year-old Christopher and 3-year-old Api arrived at the zoo in Norfolk in February. They've been in quarantine since then. But the zoon plans to put them on display within a week.

However, only one of the tigers will be displayed at a time. That's because they could attack each other.

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