Siberian Tigers back in India after 12 years

By Editorji News Desk
Published on | Dec 10, 2023

Indian zoos receive Siberian tigers

Darjeeling’s Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park welcomed two Siberian Tigers from Cyprus as part of an exchange program.

Arrival details

The two Siberian Tigers arrived at Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport in Kolkata on Saturday evening.

Exchange program

In exchange for the Siberian Tigers, Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park sent two Red Pandas to Pafos Zoo in Cyprus.

Timeline of proposal

The proposal for the exchange program was initiated about a year and a half ago, and now the Siberian Tigers have arrived.

Death of previous Siberian tiger

The last Siberian Tiger in India, named 'Kunal,' died in November 2011 at Nainital Zoo due to age-related ailments.

Lack of Siberian Tigers in Captivity

According to Zoological Survey of India’s officer in charge, there are currently no Siberian Tigers in captivity in India.

Quarantine and health check-ups

The newly arrived Siberian Tigers, a male and a female aged one and a half years, will undergo quarantine and health check-ups for a month.