Tiger cubs Melati and Mya to leave Dreamworld
The seven-month old cubs will soon take up residence at the National Zoo and Aquarium in Canberra.
Dreamworld’s beloved seven-month old tiger cubs Melati and Mya will be moving south to one of Australia’s largest zoos next month to continue the incredible work they do as Ambassador’s for the conservation of tigers in the wild.
Melati and Mya will continue to live together in the multi-award winning Jamala Wildlife Lodge where their new habitat features a large bathing pool, similar to Dreamworld’s Tiger Island, a waterfall, climbing towers and extensive natural vegetation.
Dreamworld’s General Manager Life Sciences Al Mucci, said both Dreamworld and National Zoo were at the forefront of the global movement to save tigers, raising funds for international tiger conservation programs and combating illegal wildlife trade in collaboration with the international conservation agency the Wild Cats Conservation Alliance.
National Zoo contributes significantly to many breeding programs, to help raise awareness and save animals from extinction. They raise money through the National Zoo & Aquarium Conservation Trust (NZACT) to donate to several local and overseas conservation initiatives.
“With less than 4,000 tigers left in the wild, initiatives funded by accredited members of the Zoo and Aquarium Association, such as Dreamworld and National Zoo provide critical support to field projects in Indonesia, Russia and Nepal that are ensuring the survival of these magnificent animals,” Mr Mucci said.
“Much of the support comes from pledges from visitors who are inspired to take action on behalf of tigers in the wild”.
National Zoo Business Manager, Russell Jackson said, “we look forward to welcoming Melati and Mya to our family at Canberra’s National Zoo and Aquarium where they will play an important role in engaging our guests about the plight of wild tigers, along with our four other tiger residents Ravi, Baru, Aceh and Ndari.”