Now in the Nursery!
Come see our new cubs in Tiger Island’s ‘up-close’ nursery!
Dreamworld's newest tiger generation were born on Friday 26 April 2019 to first-time mum Adira, who was born and raised at Dreamworld. The brothers are helping to support the Dreamworld Wildlife Foundation’s global conservation initiatives for tigers in the wild.
What are the cubs’ names?
We will have an update on the cubs’ names soon.
Who are the cubs’ parents?
The cubs’ parents are new mum Adira, aged 3 and Pi, aged 8 – both tigers grew up at Dreamworld. Adira was born and raised at our world-class facility.
When will cub experiences be available?
We will make an announcement about our interactive tiger cub experiences soon, so stay tuned!
When can we meet the cubs?
The cubs are now in their 'Up Close' nursery in Tiger Island, where you will be able to see them through large viewing windows.
How long will they be in the nursery and will they eventually move to Tiger Island?
No date is determined yet, but we will keep you updated on their movements in the coming months.
How many litters have been born at Dreamworld?
These two new cubs are the 7th litter born at Tiger Island since it opened in 1995.
Why did you have more cubs?
Dreamworld actively participates in the Global Species Management Program, working with zoos across the world to keep the Sumatran Tiger gene alive. There are only about 300 Sumatran Tigers left in the wild, including a small population in the forests of Kerinci Seblat in Sumatra, where we fund anti-poaching patrols through the Dreamworld Wildlife Foundation (DWF).
We carefully plan the number of tigers maintained at Tiger Island based on our facilities, staff numbers and the genetic diversity, and partner with other accredited zoos worldwide to ensure a healthy population.
What does Dreamworld do to support tigers?
Dreamworld, through DWF, is one of the largest zoological contributors to tiger conservation worldwide, raising over $3.5 million towards funding anti-poaching teams, removing snares laid to trap tigers, training enforcement officers to combat illegal wildlife trade and supporting community conservation programs in Russia, Sumatra and Nepal. You can read more about Dreamworld’s Animal Welfare Position Statement here.
Why do tigers live at Dreamworld?
The contributions of DWF are primarily achieved through the unique interactive environment at Tiger Island, where tigers can roam around and interact with their handlers. Tiger Island is an educational and conservation precinct, raising money to help save tigers in the wild. This is done through educational talks, daily presentations and a variety of ways for guests to interact and make financial contributions to DWF.
How many tigers live at Dreamworld?
Dreamworld’s Tiger Island is now home to 12 tigers including Pi, Kai, Akasha, Adira, Kiko, Kali, Shanti, Jaya, Nika and Raja, as well as the two new cubs. They are ambassadors for their wild counterparts, raising funds for international tiger conservation programs.
With approximately 4,000 tigers remaining in the wild, tigers are one of the most endangered species on the planet.
The Dreamworld Wildlife Foundation (DWF) is the largest zoological donor to tiger conservation globally, protecting tigers in the wild with education, anti-poaching and community engagement initiatives. Since 2012, DWF has received over $2 million in public donations, largely from royalties on merchandise and wildlife activities in Dreamworld, supplemented by donations made online and in-park.
The wildlife at Dreamworld are ambassadors for their wild cousins. Without getting up close and personal to these amazing animals, DWF could not possibly generate the donations we need to achieve our goals.
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