Nias is a confident bold and striking example of a Sumatran male tiger. Weighing a magnificent 110 Kg, that requires 7 – 10 Kg (14 – 20 lbs) meat 3 times a week to keep him going.
He certainly is capturing the eye of the female breeding Sumatran tiger with his charming good looks and mischievous character.
Nias loves nothing more than a good game of hide and seek (or is that stalking the keepers?) after which he likes to relax in his pool ready to jump out at any moment for a game especially if he thinks chicken legs might be on offer.
Nias is playing a vital role in keeping the gene pool of Sumatran tigers alive in captivity. In late 2007 we introduced Nias to Puna, our female breeding Sumatran Tiger, it took a little time but Puna produced two male cubs on 27th July 2008.
Nias is a proud father and spends time communicating with his offspring in the next door enclosure, in due course we are likely to mix the cubs with their dad.
All our four Sumatran tigers are part of the European Breeding Programme (EEP) aimed at ensuring the survival of this majestic cat species.
100-400 canon lens
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canon 400D LENS 100-400