Phoenix Zoo Adds 3-Year-Old Sumatran Tiger

By on May 17, 2022 0 439Views
Photo Credit: Photo/Katie Cotterill -Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium


The Phoenix Zoo has a new addition!

The zoo recently welcomed a beautiful 3-year-old male Sumatran tiger to their tiger tribe. Raja came from Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium in Tacoma, Washington.

Raja joins Joanne, a female, as the other Sumatran tiger at the Phoenix Zoo.

The 312-pound tiger is quite bigger than their previous tigers and is getting acclimated to his new habitat and the Arizona dry heat. According to the zoo, the best time to see Raja is during the summer mornings.

Zoo officials say that Raja was very calm on the trip to Phoenix and appears to have adjusted to his new surroundings quickly.

The Phoenix Zoo in February had to say goodbye to 17-year-old Jai, who was euthanized after suffering from chronic kidney disease.

The Phoenix Zoo
455 North Galvin Parkway
Hours till May 31: Monday- Sunday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Member early entry at 8 a.m.