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National Zoo's Sumatran Tigers Mate As Species' Numbers Dwindle

Offbeat  (tags: animals, AnimalWelfare, environment, protection, mating, breeding, zoos, extinction, tigers, habitat )

- 1989 days ago -
But captive cats don't always approach mating as if the survival of their species depends on it. That's why the Smithsonian's National Zoo excitedly announced this week that its two Sumatran tigers, Kavi and Damai, finally bred.

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Julie E (405)
Saturday January 5, 2013, 10:25 am
Kavi and Damai, finally bred. Good news.

Theodore Shayne (56)
Saturday January 5, 2013, 11:40 am

Past Member (0)
Saturday January 5, 2013, 11:51 am
What a beautifull animal!!!!

naomi cohen (55)
Saturday January 5, 2013, 12:01 pm
thank you, cher. good news for sure.

pam w (139)
Saturday January 5, 2013, 12:09 pm
Captive breeding programs are the only hope for suvival of some species! The article says it well....animals don't always breed as if their species depended on it!

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Ruth M (235)
Saturday January 5, 2013, 12:16 pm
It's a pity it has to be this way - noted

Christeen A (371)
Saturday January 5, 2013, 12:30 pm
Yea. This is good news.

michelle t (41)
Saturday January 5, 2013, 12:38 pm

Muriel Servaege (53)
Saturday January 5, 2013, 1:25 pm
Noted. Thank you. The pictures of tigers and the video are quite interesting.

Karin de Vos (0)
Saturday January 5, 2013, 2:22 pm
Thnx for sharing the good news Cher.

janet f (29)
Saturday January 5, 2013, 2:56 pm
It is heart breaking to think that these majestic animals may one day soon exist only in zoos.

Nelson Baker (0)
Saturday January 5, 2013, 5:26 pm
Thank you for the information.

Carol H (229)
Saturday January 5, 2013, 5:52 pm
noted, thanks Cher

Tamara Hayes (185)
Saturday January 5, 2013, 7:23 pm
Wonderful news, thanks for Chering! Twittered, fb and google shared.

Dianne D (490)
Saturday January 5, 2013, 8:53 pm
Get these animals out of the zoo's. They do not need to be exploited for money. Put them in a sanctuary with the closest thing to a natural habitat as possible.

De D (96)
Saturday January 5, 2013, 9:29 pm
This is good news...thanks for sharing.

Suzanne L (99)
Saturday January 5, 2013, 11:17 pm
Good that they are mating but sad that this has to take place in zoos so the population will not be wiped out.

Danuta W (1250)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 1:43 am

paul m (93)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 5:33 am

Thanks for....

Ruth C (87)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 7:01 am
I'm glad for the Tigers, but sad because they are not free.

. (0)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 8:13 am
Let's hope nature wins.

Patricia H. (440)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 8:31 am
great, noted

divergent revolution (309)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 10:25 am
Captive Breeding, Captive Hunting
The world has turned into a Monstrously large CAGE.
are we on the outside looking in???
I believe we are the CAGE,for without us murdering .poaching and destroying the environment is all our doing.
cautiously pessimistic, returning the world to it's wild side is now impossible,and the worst part is that no one cares all that much in mainstream society. They think a zoo is an adventure. Poor ignorant souls!

Ann B (60)
Monday January 7, 2013, 6:29 am
noted - thanks Cher
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