Isabella the Amur Tiger Cub
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The female tiger cub, named Isabella, was born on June 22, 2010 to Titski and Yorgi at Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo.
Amur tigers, also known as Siberian tigers, originate from Southeastern Siberia. They are orange with black stripes. Females weigh between 250 to 300 pounds and males weight between 300 and 400 pounds. They are listed as Endangered on the IUCN Red List for Endangered Species. Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo has two males and six female Amur tigers. There are 58 males and 79 female Amur tigers already found in Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) Institutions. This cub and her parents are part of the Amur Tiger Species Survival Plan or SSP. This SSP is a conservation program intended primarily to keep the population of Amur tigers in captivity as genetically healthy as possible with the long term survival of the species as the ultimate goal. This is the twelfth Amur tiger cub born in the SSP for 2010. This program has been so successful that the captive population of Amur tigers is more genetically diverse than the remaining wild population.