Cat walk at the zoo

Went to the zoo today and tried to visit all of the animals in the Metro Toronto Zoo that belongs to the cat family (Felidae). Here’s a list of all the big cats visited:

  • Siberian Tiger (Panthera tigris altaica)
  • Snow Leopard (Uncia uncia)
  • Jaguar (Panthera onca)
  • Cougar (Puma concolor)
  • Lion (Panthera leo)
  • Caracal (Caracal caracal)
  • Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus)
  • Sumatran Tiger (Panthera tigris sumatrae)
  • Cloud Leopard (Neofelis nebulosa)

I think that’s all the big cats in the Toronto Zoo, let me know if I missed any. Took nearly all day to visit all the cats. Unfortunately wasn’t really able to get a good photo for most of them. So here’s what I’ve got for the day.

Siberian Tiger
Siberian Tiger

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A tale of steaks and tigers

Today right around lunch time at the zoo, the Sumatran Tigers found a few juicy steaks in their enclosure. They were overjoyed with the sight of fresh flesh and I was able to capture some photos that normally I wouldn’t be able to in the zoo, namely tigers actually feeding. Well I let the photos speak for themselves.

The images after this one is graphical, but at least it was just a big steak nothing more.

Sumatran Tiger

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Sumatran tiger birthday celebration

July 10, 2004 is the 1 year birthday for the 3 Sumatran tigers (Kougra , Chelsea, and Skylar) at the Metro Toronto Zoo. I was there during the birthday celebration and here’s a few shot from the birthday party.

The keepers brings in the specially made birth day “cake” for the 3 birthday boy/girl. They set up these “cakes” for the cubs. The “cakes” are made of frozen blood, meat, and bones. Full of healthy ingredients for our growing little fellows.

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Sumatran Tiger cubs trio second wave

So 3 days later I was there visiting the Sumatran Tiger cubs again for the past two days. So here’s some more tiger cub goodness all provided by Chelsea, Skylar and Kougra as well as their mother Brytne.

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Sumatran Tiger cubs trio

Big news! Three little Sumatran Tiger cub was born from mom Brytne and dad Rengat. They debuted to the public on October 16, 2003 and I was there 4 days later to take photos. These are the first Sumatran Tiger cubs born in Canada while in the wild there may be as few as 400 remaining.

Here’s a shot of all three tiger cubs – from the left Chelsea (female), Skylar (female) and Kougra (male).

Sumatran Tiger Cubs

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