Animal Diaries Archive
Bengal Tigers celebrate their first birthday!
10 December 2004Wow! Who can believe it is already a year since the Bengal Tigers arrived at Australia Zoo? In fact, they recently had their first birthday! The three boys - Khan, Manas and Arjuna - got to celebrate in style, tearing into presents and eating several large ice cream cakes. Now weighing 100 kilos each, they can eat a lot of cake! Their birthday was made even more special because they got to share it with their friends Juma, Ranu and Singha, the Sumatran Tiger cubs.
The three Bengal Tigers passed another significant step in their development this week, with the loss of some of their baby teeth! Their new shiny canine teeth are now growing one centimetre or so every couple of weeks. Although still our babies, they are now really sub-adults!
Our Amazing Bengal Tigers
Tiger fur is usually coloured with orange stripes on a black base with a white underbelly. White tigers are rare with dark pink noses and blue eyes. Stripele ...more
On display at the Tiger Temple