2 white tigers among 7 new big cats at zoo

2 white tigers among 7 new big cats at zoo
The two white tigers, which came from Indonesia’s Maharani Zoo, checking out their new home in Singapore. Once the Singapore Zoo is confident they are comfortable, they will be exhibited on a regular basis.

THE Singapore Zoo is getting at least seven new big cats, including a pair of rare white tigers.

Named Pasha and Keysa, the two-year-old siblings hail from Indonesia's Maharani Zoo. They arrived in Singapore in January, and were kept under quarantine for a month.

They are getting used to their new home in the white tiger habitat, and spending time sniffing and exploring their environment, the zoo said yesterday. Once the zoo is confident they are comfortable, they will be exhibited on a regular basis.

Two of the zoo's three white tigers have died, while the remaining one is ageing.

Other new arrivals include four cheetahs from the De Wildt Cheetah and Wildlife Centre in South Africa, and an African lion from Dierenpark Emmen in the Netherlands.

Two male cheetahs will be introduced this month, while the lion - named Timba - is awaiting its harem of three females, which are expected to arrive this month.


This article was first published on Mar 04, 2015.
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