ZooMontana New Tigers to Publicly Debut June 14th

- Billings based organization, ZooMontana will publicly debut two new Amur Tigers on Saturday, June 14th from 10:00am – 4:00pm.  Prior to this, the Zoo will host a private event Friday, June 13th from 6:00pm-7:00pm for Zoo Members and media.  Refreshments will be served for this private event.

ZooMontana’s new Tigers, Sophie and Jasmine, have been acclimating to their new environment over the past month.  Protocol requires a 30 day quarantine period to ensure adequate health prior to entering the outdoor habitat.  Zoo officials stated that the two females are acclimating well.   Zookeepers are excited to see them flourish in their new habitat.  New educational signage is on order and Zoo staff hope to have it in place prior to the debut.  New viewing glass has also been ordered, however due to recent hail storms, installation of the glass has been delayed to June 23rd.

Amur, or Siberian, Tigers are the world’s largest cats, with a top weight of over 600 pounds.  They are found in the northern forests of Russia, China and North Korea.  It is estimated that 400-500 Amur Tigers remain in the wild today.

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