Tiger

Mesmerizing and gorgeous, but also endangered, our Malayan tigers are always a pleasure to watch. Their exhibit was designed to closely resemble a natural jungle habitat and was built on a steep slope that gives the big cats plenty of exercise. You can safely view these powerful hunters from three vantage points along Tiger Trail.

Although not as social as lions, tigers vocalize more frequently and have a wide range of vocalizations, including roars, grunts, hisses, and chuffles. A tiger’s confrontational roar is made when challenging other tigers at long range, defending a meal, or attracting a breeding partner. The roar contains energy in the infrasonic range, below human hearing, helping the sound carry over long distances. A chuffle is a friendly greeting, usually used between a mother and her cubs.

Use push buttons next to the tiger exhibit to listen to the different sounds a tiger makes!

Conservation Status

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