Latest News

Back to Latest News back

 

Dreamworld unveils two newly born cubs at Tiger Island

Dreamworld unveils two newly born cubs at Tiger Island
December 29, 2015

Gold Coast theme park Dreamworld has unveiled two healthy female tigers cubs born at its Tiger Island conservation attraction.

The cubs, born in later November, were unveiled to the Dreamworld visitors on Boxing Day.

Representing a another step in Dreamworld’s tiger conservation efforts, the sisters are the second litter born at Tiger Island this year to nine-year-old female tiger Nika and her 11-year-old beau Raja.

Their first son Kai was born at Tiger Island on 29th July.

Yet to be named, the cubs weighed 1.28kg and 1.12kg at birth and now weigh 3.02kg and 2.5kg. Veterinary checks have confirmed mother and her two daughters are well.

Dreamworld Chief Executive Craig Davidson said the cubs were a vital addition to the park’s interactive tiger program which actively contributes to saving tigers in the wild.

Davidson explained “Kai was the only cub in his litter so it’s great for him to have some playmates. I’m sure it will be like Tiger Island ‘kindergarten’ around here for a while.”

With less than 3,000 tigers left in the wild, tigers are critically endangered. Dreamworld through the Dreamworld Wildlife Foundation is the largest zoological contributor to tiger conservation in the world.

Dreamworld General Manager for Life Sciences Al Mucci said Nika’s second pregnancy was a planned event.

Mucci stated “Nika was transferred as part of the European Endangered Species Program (EEP) from a zoo in Poland to Dreamworld in 2012 for breeding purposes “We are very lucky she has found a suitable mate in Raja and has produced two sets of cubs.”

Tiger Island Manager Patrick Martin-Vegue said he was delighted with the progress of the sisters, adding “we’re doing daily health and weight checks on the cubs. They’re drinking 350ml of milk and putting on almost 100 grams a day which is a great sign.”

Dreamworld guests can see the cubs and Kai daily at Tiger Island with VIP Tiger Cub Experiences with Kai still available. The new cubs will join the program in late January.

Tiger fans can adopt the cubs, Kai and Dreamworld’s other tigers through the park’s Adopt-an-Animal program (available online and in-park) which raises funds to help save tigers in the wild through the Dreamworld Wildlife Foundation (DWF).

Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, Tiger Island is now home to 10 adult tigers and three cubs. Dreamworld is an active member of the Zoo and Aquarium Association, the peak body representing the zoo and aquarium community throughout Australasia.

28th December 2015 - GOLD COAST THEME PARKS LENGTHEN PEAK SEASON OPERATING HOURS

28th December 2015 - DREAMWORLD REVS UP MULTIMILLION DOLLAR MOTORSPORT PRECINCT

29th July 2015 - DREAMWORLD CELEBRATES TIGER CUB BIRTH ON GLOBAL TIGER DAY

19th June 2015 - TARONGA ZOO REVEALS PLANS FOR $16 MILLION SUMATRAN TIGER EXHIBIT

2nd June 2015 - DREAMWORLD’S WILDLIFE BREEDING PROGRAM ANNOUNCES TREE KANGAROO BIRTH


Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?

The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.

However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.

Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.

Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.

Click here to subscribe.

 

supplier directory

The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.

See the directory see all

Perfect Gym

Perfect Gym Solutions is a software as a service (SaaS) solution purpose-built to service the fitness industry, with over 1000 clients servicing over 2 million gym members across 40 countries making…

read more

Access / Fitness / Marketing / Recreation / Technology

 
 

IEDM

iEDM integrate Design, Engineering and Delivery Management services to convert existing spaces into exciting new entertainment venues. Our team consists of highly qualified professionals with diverse…

read more

Consultants / Design

 
 

SENtag

Developed in Europe, this innovative system offers a safety management solution for swimming pools that checks individual swimmers via their wristband - monitoring their depth and time. Sensors…

read more

Aquatics / Hospitality / Safety / Technology / Waterparks

 
 

SOLARWISE NSW DOLPHIN TECH

Solarwise NSW / Dolphin Tech were the first and are the largest Dolphin dealer in NSW with a full service facility and full range of spare parts "on the shelf". We also provide on site…

read more

Aquatics / Venues

 
 

GLADSTONE MRM

Gladstone Health & Leisure (Gladstone MRM Pty Ltd Australia) is a leading supplier of leisure management and fitness software and is endorsed by leading health and fitness professionals and…

read more

Access / Billing / Fitness / Technology / Venues

 
 

Augmented Creative

Augmented Creative is an open organization of like-minded and highly dedicated, creative people who conceive, plan and execute visual solutions. We pursue new and innovative visual ideas to help…

read more

Arts / Attractions / Consultants / Design / Tourism

 
 

GUNNEBO

Gunnebo is a global provider of security and access control solutions and services with sales companies in 31 countries in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, the Americas and Australia.…

read more

Attractions / Entertainment / Security / Ticketing / Venues

 
 

The Pool Enclosure Company

Welcome to The Pool Enclosure Company (TPEC). We provide a large range of premium commercial and residential retractable swimming pool, spa and terrace enclosures throughout Australia, servicing…

read more

Aquatics / Design / Recreation / Venues

 
 
 
 

get listed with our suppliers directory

Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!

list your business