Our animals

Siberian/Ussurian tiger Soraya


Soraya will always have to carry her wound

Soraya came to us in a bad physical state. At her first examination the vet found out that there is something wrong with her leg. To this day we don't know exactly what happened. After some more exams we found out that she must have had some injury because the growth cells have died in her hip joint and part of her leg will never grow in. We would very much like to give her some tiger company, but we can't. Because of her injury, she has to be separated from other tigers. As a weaker individual she would be a constant target of attacks from other tigers.

At the beginning of 20th century, there were about 100 thousand tigers worldwide. Now there are only about 3-4,5 thousand tigers in the wild.

Siberian tigers are the biggest ones from all the tiger subspecies. The males weight about 180-306 kg and therefore they are bigger than the females (100-167kg). 29th July is the International day of tigers, since 2010 when it was established at the Global tiger recovery summit in Saint-Petersburg (Tiger summit for short).

Tigers love water and so each of them has to have a pool in their enclosure. One of their most distinct characteristic are their stripes. Each tiger has their own unique pattern, just like humans have their fingerprints. Their skin has the same stripe pattern as their fur.

For the ADOPTION DONATION for Soraya we would like to thank: František Forgáč. 


< back to OUR ANIMALS