China News Service, Luoyang, January 19 (Reporter Han Zhangyun) The Year of the Tiger is approaching, and the South China Tiger family in Wangcheng Park, Luoyang City, Henan Province is also getting bigger and bigger.
The reporter learned from Wangcheng Park on January 19 that the newly born two South China tiger cubs in the park have begun to grow, which brings the total number of South China tigers in the park to 65, and the number of South China tigers in Luoyang ranks first in the country for 8 consecutive years.
On September 25, 2021, the female South China tiger "Da Xue" in Wangcheng Park successfully gave birth to a male tiger cub. Due to the poor motherhood of "Da Xue", the breeder decided to artificially rear the tiger cub.
"A male tiger cub weighs only 845 grams at birth. We formulate a parenting plan according to its physical characteristics, and feed a small amount of food several times a day to ensure the digestion and absorption of food by the South China tiger cub." Wang Zhenyu, breeder of Wangcheng Park in Luoyang City According to the introduction, bone meal, vitamins, liquid calcium tablets and other nutrients are added to the diet of tiger cubs every day to help South China tiger cubs absorb enough nutrients for healthy development.
In addition, the daily breeder also increases the number and duration of massages for the tiger cubs to promote the intestinal peristalsis of the South China tiger cubs and help defecation.
After more than three months of careful feeding, the baby South China tiger now weighs about 8 pounds.
"Although the weight is lower than that of the little tiger of the same age, the appetite is good, and all physiological indicators are normal." Wang Zhenyu said that this little "brother tiger" has a docile and well-behaved personality, especially his family.
The Year of the Tiger is approaching, and the South China tiger cubs in Wangcheng Park put on new clothes.
Photo courtesy of Wangcheng Park
Less than two months apart from "Brother Tiger", on November 12, 2021, the female South China tiger "Yang Er" in Wangcheng Park gave birth to a female tiger cub.
"This female South China tiger baby weighed 1,090 grams when it was first born. She usually has a loud voice and keeps roaring and is very fierce." Wang Zhenyu said, "However, it is very worry-free when eating, and its appetite is very good. Now Eat 6 meals a day, a total of two meat, four milk, is a veritable 'King of dry rice'."
At present, the "Tiger Girl", who is only more than 2 months old, has reached 6 catties in weight, and all physiological indicators are normal.
According to the introduction of Wangcheng Park, "Tiger Brother" and "Tiger Sister" have no names yet, and are currently soliciting from the society.
During the Spring Festival, if the epidemic situation is stable, the weather is fine and the temperature rises, "Tiger Brother" and "Tiger Sister" are expected to meet the audience.
The South China tiger is a subspecies endemic to China and is a national first-class protected animal.
With the successive births of "Tiger Brother" and "Tiger Sister", up to now, there are 65 South China tigers in Wangcheng Park Zoo, and the number of South China tigers has ranked first in the country for 8 consecutive years.