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A Tiger Named Alisha

An Amur Tiger cub at Germany’s Zoo Berlin made her media debut last week.  The cub was named Alisha, which is my name! This is first time I’ve ever heard of any zoo animal given my name, so it’s very exciting for me.

In December, the cub were born to female Aurora and her mate, Darius, the third litter for this pair.  Unfortunately, the keepers observed that the cub was in poor condition, so they decided to hand-raise her. Now, little Alisha is thriving under the keepers’ care.  She spends much of her time sleeping, but zoo officials expect Alisha to move onto exhibit within a few weeks.

Amur Tigers, also known as Siberian Tigers, are the largest of the six surviving Tiger subspecies.  Native to far eastern Russia, the population of Amur Tigers dropped to fewer than 50 cats in the 1940s.  Today, thanks to improved law enforcement against illegal hunting, there are now nearly 400 Amur Tigers in the wild.  While Amur Tigers are still listed as Endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature, scientists are hopeful that the upward trend will continue for these magnificent cats.

Happy Caturday =^_^=

 

http://www.zooborns.com/zooborns/2015/02/rare-tiger-cub-makes-her-debut.html

Valentines Day with Hamsters

Valentine’s Day is here, a day to celebrate love with flowers, kisses, and cute things. This year, the Interweb’s favorite tiny hamsters are back with a tiny Valentines Day date that is as squeetastic as it is comical, considering the very unceremonious manner in which hamsters eat.

 

First they take a tiny gondola ride around a tiny canal in a tiny town, then take their tiny seats at a tiny table where they are served tiny courses. There are flowers (of course, they eat them) and a pasta with red quinoa meatball entree that puts that “Lady and the Tramp” scene to shame. Enjoy!

 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/02/10/tiny-hamsters-valentines-day-video_n_6653072.html?ncid=fcbklnkushpmg00000063