tigers http://www.kplu.org en Point Defiance Sumatran tiger cub needs a name http://www.kplu.org/post/point-defiance-sumatran-tiger-cub-needs-name <p>The Point Defiance Zoo &amp; Aquarium's 3-week old Sumatran&nbsp;tiger cub is now on public display. The 8 pound feline has been moved into the cub den at the zoo's Asian Forest Sanctuary. Visitors can watch him interact with zookeepers at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. daily.</p><p>You can help name the cub. Zoo staffers have proposed 6 names for the little guy, and you can vote for your favorite at <a href="http://www.pdza.org/">www.pdza.org</a>.</p><p> Thu, 13 Sep 2012 21:11:26 +0000 Dave Meyer 6325 at http://www.kplu.org Point Defiance Sumatran tiger cub needs a name Point Defiance tiger cub is being bottle-fed http://www.kplu.org/post/point-defiance-tiger-cub-being-bottle-fed <p>Officials at the <a href="http://www.pdza.org/">Point Defiance Zoo &amp; Aquarium</a> have decided to take a newborn Sumatran tiger cub from its mother and rear it by hand.</p><p>The cub, born August 22nd, is losing weight and not getting enough milk from its mother, Jaya.</p><p> Wed, 29 Aug 2012 20:58:11 +0000 Dave Meyer 6134 at http://www.kplu.org Point Defiance tiger cub is being bottle-fed Puyallup 'loose tiger' still a mystery, continues to tweet on the run http://www.kplu.org/post/puyallup-loose-tiger-still-mystery-continues-tweet-run <p>PUYALLUP, Wash. &mdash; Pierce County sheriff&#39;s spokesman Ed Troyer says there have been no new reports Friday morning of a tiger on the loose near Puyallup. However, the reputed tiger is still posting away on its Twitter feed and others have been having fun online with the &quot;loose tiger.&quot;</p><p> Fri, 25 May 2012 18:08:02 +0000 The Associated Press & Jake Ellison 5099 at http://www.kplu.org Puyallup 'loose tiger' still a mystery, continues to tweet on the run Tacoma zoo's tiger looking for a little love; Seattle octopuses find it http://www.kplu.org/post/tacoma-zoos-tiger-looking-little-love-seattle-octopuses-find-it <p>The Point Defiance Zoo is welcoming a visitor tomorrow for a special post-Valentine&#39;s Day tryst with Jaya &ndash; a Sumatran tiger named Malosi.</p><blockquote><p>&ldquo;We&rsquo;re very excited about Malosi&rsquo;s arrival and the pair&rsquo;s potential to produce cubs,&rdquo; said general curator Karen Goodrowe Beck. &ldquo;The Sumatran tiger is critically endangered and we are working hard to protect and boost the population of this extraordinary species.&rdquo;</p></blockquote><p> Tue, 14 Feb 2012 17:42:10 +0000 KPLU News Staff 4151 at http://www.kplu.org Tacoma zoo's tiger looking for a little love; Seattle octopuses find it Point Defiance tiger goes to Dallas http://www.kplu.org/post/point-defiance-tiger-goes-dallas <p>Java, a 12-year-old, an endangered <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sumatran_tiger">Sumatran tiger</a>, is leaving his home at Tacoma&#39;s <a href="http://www.pdza.org/">Point Defiance Zoo &amp; Aquarium</a> to find love at the<a href="http://www.dallaszoo.com/default.htm"> Dallas Zoo</a>. His keepers tried to mate him with the zoo&#39;s female tiger, Jaya, but that didn&#39;t work out and she mated with Java&#39;s brother, Bali, instead. Jaya gave birth to cubs Bima and Mali last May. Thu, 17 Feb 2011 01:35:31 +0000 Dave Meyer 815 at http://www.kplu.org Point Defiance tiger goes to Dallas