Tigers return to John Ball Zoo in Grand Rapids

Tigers return to John Ball Zoo in Grand Rapids following 5-year absence
Posted on June 3, 2014 at 8:42 a.m.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Tigers have returned to the John Ball Zoo in Grand Rapids after a five-year absence.

The three big cats were on display Monday for a donor party and will be available for viewing by the general public on June 14.

The Grand Rapids Press says (http://bit.ly/1hVdjbL ) the zoo last had a tiger on exhibit in 2009. That was before a lone female was relocated to a zoo in North Dakota.

The three new tigers recently arrived. They’ll comprise John Ball Zoo’s upcoming Tigers of the Realm exhibit.

They are 3-year-old brothers Yuri and Kuza, who came from the Rosamond Gifford Zoo in Syracuse, New York, and Nika, a 9-year-old female from Potter Park Zoo in Lansing.



Information from: The Grand Rapids Press, http://www.mlive.com/grand-rapids

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