There was no space for them in Austria, so they found their home here
Falco and Mautzi were born in private Zoo in Austria to already white parents. Unfortunately, they didn't have space for them and so they needed to place them elsewhere. As a few months old cubs, they also couldn't avoid meeting with the visitors and sponsors. Thankfully they had their parent's love and they were with their mother until they came here to the Malkia Park. Here they of course don't come in direct contact with anyone, not even the care-takers. Falco likes Carmen very much and so we are glad that she is not alone and can hang out with her peers.
In the wild there are about 2500 individuals. Which actually makes the Bengal tiger the most populated tiger subspecies, which is an alarming current state. There used to be 9 subspecies of tigers: Bengal, Siberian, Indochinese, Malayan, South China, Sumatran, Caspian, Javan and Bali tiger. The last three have gone completely extinct, one lives in the wild and the rest are endangered species.
Bengal tiger is the national animal of India and Bangladesh. Bengal tigers belong, along with the Siberian tigers among the most abused tiger subspecies in circuses. Tigers have 30 teeth, their teeth aren`t able to chew meat completely and so they swallow big chunks of meat. Tigers have two generations of teeth, just like humans. In their primary teeth they are missing molars and the overall number is 26. Within the first year they start falling out (starting from the 7th month) and their primary teeth are replaced by permanent ones.
For the ADOPTION DONATION for Mautzi we would like to thank: Pat Spalding.