TIGERS AT DREAMWORLD

Come and meet all our gorgeous tigers at Dreamworld in the specifically designed habitat of Tiger Island. The tigers and their handlers co-exist peacefully without the constraints of cages creating an exciting and unique experience for guests.

Dreamworld’s tigers are trained (never ‘tamed’) by establishing from birth a strong bond, based on trust, respect and affection, between the handlers and tigers. The tigers live in a stress free environment receiving a highly specialised diet, veterinary care and the necessary stimulation from interaction with their handlers.

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Jaya

Sharing a birthday with her mother, Sumatran tiger Soraya, Jaya and her two sisters Shanti and Ndari were born the morning of June 9 weighing a healthy 1.3kg, 1.28kg and 1.13kg.
‘Jaya’ is Indonesian for ‘victory’. Jaya was chosen for its significance to the survival of the species. Jaya is also younger sister to Indah and Rahni who were born in March 2007. Jaya and her sister’s are an important milestone in the captive breeding program for Sumatran tigers. When they are adults (around 3 to 4 years) they will move to other zoos to be involved in the global breeding program.

Species: Sumatran Tiger
Date of Birth: 9th June 2008
Sex: Female
Colour: Golden with dark stripes
Average weight: 70 kgs

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Ndari

Sharing a birthday with her mother, Sumatran tiger Soraya, Ndari and her two sisters Shanti and Jaya were born the morning of June 9 weighing a healthy 1.3kg, 1.28kg and 1.13kg. Indonesian for ‘full moon’, ‘Ndari’ name was chosen as it reflects her big, moon shaped eyes. Ndari is also younger sister to Indah and Rahni who were born in March 2007. Ndari and her sister’s are an important milestone in the captive breeding program for Sumatran tigers. When they are adults (around 3 to 4 years) they will move to other zoos to be involved in the global breeding program.

Species: Sumatran Tiger
Date of Birth: 9th June 2008
Sex: Female
Colour: Golden with dark stripes
Average weight: 70 kgs

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Shanti

Sharing a birthday with her mother, Sumatran tiger Soraya, Shanti and her two sisters Jaya and Ndari were born the morning of June 9 weighing a healthy 1.3kg, 1.28kg and 1.13kg. Shanti means inner peace in an ancient, classical Indian language. Shanti is also younger sister to Indah and Rahni who were born in March 2007. Shanti and her sister’s are an important milestone in the captive breeding program for Sumatran tigers. When they are adults around 3 to 4 years they will move to other zoos to be involved in the global breeding program.

Species: Sumatran Tiger
Date of Birth: 9th June 2008
Sex: Female
Colour: Golden with dark stripes
Average weight: 70 kgs

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Rahni

Rahni was one of the first litter of Sumatran tiger cubs born at Tiger Island. Rahni’s parents Soraya and Raja have the purest blood lines in the Australasian region, therefore Rahni is extremely significant contribution to the conservation of Sumatran Tigers. When she is 3-4 years of age, she will be transferred to another zoo for the global breeding program

Name: Rahni (meaning brave)
Species: Sumatran Tiger
Date of Birth: March 31, 2007
Sex: Female
Colour: Golden with dark stripes
Average weight: 80 kgs

 

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Sultan

One of the first litter born at Tiger Island. Son of Mohan and brother to Rama, Sita, and Taj. The largest tiger at Tiger Island.

Name: Sultan (meaning ruler)
Species: Bengal Tiger
Date of Birth: October 23, 1998
Sex: Male
Colour: Golden with dark stripes
Average weight: 200 kgs

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Rama

One of the first litter born at Tiger Island. Son of Mohan and brother to Sultan, Sita, and Taj. Rama possesses very unusual coloration: a light orange coat with faint brown stripes. This is because his father was white and mother - dark orange.

Name: Rama (meaning kindly god)
Species: Bengal Tiger
Date of Birth: October 23, 1998
Sex: Male
Colour: Golden with light stripes
Average weight: 180 kgs

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Sita

One of the first litter born at Tiger Island. Daughter of Mohan and sister to Rama, Sultan, and Taj. Sita possesses very unusual coloration: a light orange coat with faint brown stripes. This is because her father was white and mother - dark orange.

Name: Sita (meaning goddess of the land)
Species: Bengal Tiger
Date of Birth: October 23, 1998
Sex: Female
Colour: Golden with light stripes
Average weight: 135 kgs

Pi

Pi

Born at Cairns Wildlife Safari Reserve, Pi, the main character in the book "Life of Pi" was mis-mothered was transferred to Dreamworld to be hand-reared by Dreamworld's experienced tiger handlers. The transfer has also given Pi the opportunity to socialise with the other big cats. 

Name: Pi
Species: Bengal Tiger
Date of Birth: July 19, 2010
Sex: Male
Colour: Golden with dark stripes
Average weight: 125kgs

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Raja

Raja is the Father of Indah and Rahni. Born in Krefelder Zoo, Germany Raja was transferred to Dreamworld on December 1, 2005 as part of the world wide species management program.  Raja bred with Soraya, who along with their offspring Indah have been transferred to another institution for breeding purposes. Raja has not been hand-raised and can not be handled by Tiger Island staff. He lives in his purpose built, off-exhibit tiger facility at Tiger Island.

Name: Raja (meaning King)
Species: Sumatran Tiger
Date of Birth: December 25, 2003
Sex: Male
Colour: Golden with dark stripes
Average weight: 110 kgs

Ravi

Ravi

Born at the same wildlife facility outside of Sydney where Kato was born. Ravi was transferred to Dreamworld in April 2012 at four weeks old with brother Baru to join the Tiger Island family. Ravi meaning sun will potentially weigh in excess of 200 kilograms once fully grown.

Name: Ravi
Species: Bengal Tiger
Date of Birth: March 3, 2012
Sex: Male
Colour: Golden with dark stripes
Average weight: 165 kgs

Baru

Baru

Brother to Ravi, Baru was also born at the same wildlife facility outside of Sydney where Kato was born. Baru was transferred to Dreamworld at four weeks old to join the Tiger Island family. Baru meaning noble will potentially weigh in excess of 200 kilograms once fully grown.

Name: Baru
Species: Bengal Tiger
Date of Birth: March 3, 2012
Sex: Male
Colour: Golden with dark stripes
Average weight: 165 kgs