Alaska Zoo receives two new tigers

Posted: Sunday, June 22, 2008

ANCHORAGE - The Alaska Zoo has two new tigers.

The Amur tigers - more commonly known as Siberian tigers - were born at the R.G. Zoo in Syracuse, N.Y., and recently turned 4 years old. They weigh about 450 pounds each and are still growing.

The tigers arrived at the zoo in Anchorage on Thursday, after being taken by truck from Syracuse to Newark, N.J., and from there flown to Anchorage.

Zoo Director Pat Lampi said the tigers, named Korol and Kunali, are getting accustomed to their new home. The plan was to introduce them to the public on Saturday.

They spent several days in their interior dens.

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