Jeda, One of the First Sumatran Tiger Cubs Born at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Relocated to San Antonio Zoo as Part of Species Survival Plan
It was back in 2017 when Disney welcomed two new tiger cubs to the Maharajah Jungle Trek at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, twins Anala and Jeda, the first Sumatran tiger cubs to ever be born at the theme park. Bred as part of a program to save critically endangered Sumatran tigers, Jeda has since been relocated to San Antonio Zoo to continue the Species Survival Plan.
Jeda, now 3-years-old, recently arrived at the San Antonio Zoo. Once he settles in, zookeepers will introduce him to the resident female Sumatran tiger, The Royal Ja’Malle, in the coming weeks. It is ideal that the two animals mate as part of the Species Survival Plan to save the critically endangered species through successful breeding — just as his parents Sohni and Malosi had done at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, breeding him as part of the same program.