Endangered Bengal tigers reproduced in Centrel Anatolian zoo
KONYA – Anadolu Agency
Bengal tigers are under protection, living in warm shelters in winter and cold shelters in summer just like the climate conditions in their habitat. AA photoEndangered Bengal tigers are being reproduced in the central Anatolian province of Konya, at a zoo which is making special efforts to create the appropriate environmental and climactic conditions for the animals.
The tigers, which are under protection in the Karatay Municipality Zoo, are living in warm shelters in winter and cold shelters in summer just like the climate conditions in their natural habitat. Three quadruplets were born one after the other in the zoo and now the officials are expecting a new cub in the next three-four months.
Director of the zoo, Mehmet Ali Can said that one of the quadruples, which were born 10 months ago, died, and the other three were healthy.
Can said that the cubs adapted to their environment within a short time. “We receive proposals from Turkey and abroad to take our Bengal tigers. The municipality evaluates these proposals. If it is approved, we plan to give these animals to other zoos for barter,” he said, adding that the Bengal cubs had become the mascots of the zoo.
Can said that special closed areas were organized for the tigers, adding, “We warm up this closed area in the winter months. The area becomes cooler with sprinkling and fogging in summer months. We try to provide an appropriate living environment for each animal in the zoo. All animals are healthy; all they have open and closed areas. We have many Bengal tiger cubs which show that they are pleased with the environment in Konya.”