First tiger cubs to be born at Disney’s Animal Kingdom make debut

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Two Sumatran tigers at Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Florida made their debut this week.

Anala and Jeda are the first tiger cubs to be born at the Walt Disney World Resort. They were born in August. 

The species is critically endangered with fewer than 500 left in the wild. 

“Disney is proud to play an important role in the worldwide conservation and understanding of Sumatran tigers, a critically endangered species whose worldwide population has grown by two with the birth of Anala and Jeda,” said Director of Animal & Science Operations Scott Terrell in a blog post. “As part of these efforts, Disney participates in the Species Survival Plan, a breeding program through the Association of Zoos and Aquariums which helps ensure a diverse, healthy population of threatened and endangered species for years to come.”

Animal care experts and veterinarians at the park spent three years preparing for the birth. 

The Disney Conservation Fund works with groups like the Wildlife Conservation Society to help save animals. 

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