Louisville Zoo welcomes the new 11-year-old Sumatran tiger

Meet the latest resident of the Louisville Zoo: 11-year-old Sumatran tiger Jingga is a female tiger native to the Topeka Zoo in Kansas. According to the zoo, she is already out and adapting to her new space of hers. Her guardians say that she seems to enjoy the water a lot, so if guests see a tiger in the streams of the islands, it is very likely she is. Jingga is on air show in the multispecies rotational exhibit of the islands in rotation with Leela, another female Sumatran tiger, orangutan, tapir, siamang and babirusa. Sumatran tigers are listed as Endangered on the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Red List of Threatened Species due to habitat loss due to expanding palm oil plantations. There are estimated to be fewer than 400 in the wild, says the Louisville Zoo. Sumatran tigers are the smallest of the tiger subspecies and are found only on the island of Sumatra in Indonesia. Females can weigh between 165 and 245 and males between 220 and 310 pounds. The zoo is open every day all year round. Spring / summer hours are 10am to 5pm – stay until 6pm

Meet the latest resident of the Louisville Zoo: an 11-year-old Sumatran tiger.

Jingga is a female tiger from the Topeka Zoo in Kansas. According to the zoo, she is already out and adapting to her new space of hers.

Her keepers say she seems to enjoy the water a lot, so if guests see a tiger in the islands’ streams, it’s very likely she is.

Jingga is on display in the multispecies rotational exhibit of islands in rotation with Leela, another female Sumatran tiger, orangutans, tapirs, siamangs and babirusas.

Sumatran tigers are listed as Endangered on the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Red List of Threatened Species due to habitat loss due to expanding palm oil plantations. There are estimated to be fewer than 400 in the wild, the Louisville Zoo says.

Sumatran tigers are the smallest of the tiger subspecies and are found only on the island of Sumatra in Indonesia. Females can weigh between 165 and 245 and males between 220 and 310 pounds.

The zoo is open every day all year round. Spring / summer hours are 10am to 5pm – stay until 6pm