Exciting things are happening at the Indianapolis Zoo! We are so happy to welcome Amur tiger cub siblings Nicolas and Helina as our newest additions. You can now see them exploring their new habitat in Forests.
In the wild, Amur tigers are native to the Far East forests of China and Russia. They are some of the largest big cats in the world, with males reaching a weight of over 600 lbs. Since they are carnivores, they mainly feed on large game such as deer, wild boar, and moose, however they are also known to hunt smaller prey such as rabbits and salmon.
The birth of Amur tiger cubs is extremely important. With fewer than 100 Amur tigers in zoos accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, our cubs are important to maintaining a healthy genetic and sustainable population. In the wild, habitat loss, human-tiger conflict and poaching are leading to declines in Amur tiger populations. Through the Animal Amigo program, you support the care of Amur tigers here at the Zoo and the Indianapolis Zoo’s global conservation efforts.
For a donation of $50 or more, you’ll receive an Animal Amigo package which includes a lion plush, photo, certificate, trading card and recognition on the Animal Amigo donor board.*
*Animal Amigo donor board is located inside the Oceans building at the Zoo.
Animal Amigo donations make great gifts! You can purchase one as an individual or as a group. However, please note that only one of each item will be enclosed per Animal Amigos packet.