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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.

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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.

It seems like just yesterday that Jeda and his sister made their debut on the Maharajah Jungle Trek. Check out our video meeting them for the first time below.

When Jeda and Anala were born at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, fewer than 500 Sumatran Tigers were left in existence due to poaching, habitat loss, and illegal wildlife trade. We’re excited for Jeda to play an important role in the worldwide conservation of his species!

Take a walk down memory lane with these articles chronicling Jeda and his sister Anala at Disney’s Animal Kingdom:

Featured Image: San Antonio Zoo

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Brian
Brian
5 months ago

Very handsome boy

mike
mike
5 months ago

I hope his enclosure in the new location is as lush and spacious as his past enclosures.

Bianca
Bianca
5 months ago
Reply to  mike

I hope so too! They better treat him well!