Disney’s Animal Kingdom has announced that Sohni, a Sumatran tiger at the park, has given birth to the first tiger cubs in the park’s history. According to Disney, Sohni and her pair of cubs are bonding well, and their dedicated team of animal care experts and veterinarians are focused on providing around-the-clock care for the tigers as they continue to monitor their progress.

Park guests can expect to see Sohni and her cubs on the Maharajah Jungle Trek within the next several months. In the meantime, Disney has shared the video of mom and her cubs.

Disney is proud to play an important role in the worldwide conservation and understanding of Sumatran tigers, a critically endangered species. Fewer than 500 Sumatran tigers exist in the wild, as the species is facing significant threats like habitat loss, poaching and the illegal wildlife trade. The Disney Conservation Fund (DCF) is supporting groups like the Wildlife Conservation Society on its Reverse the Decline initiative to develop strategies for saving these amazing animals. To date, the DCF has provided nearly $4 million to support the conservation of wild cat species like tigers, lions and snow leopards in 25 countries around the world.

These tiger cubs were bred by the park’s animal care experts through the Species Survival Plan, which is overseen by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and ensures responsible breeding and diverse populations of threatened and endangered species.

 
 

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