Siberian tiger cub Zaria is Kent charity's latest addition

Port Lympne Wild Animal Park is now home to nine of the endangered species

Zaria (photograph: Dave Rolfe)
Zaria (photograph: Dave Rolfe)

An eight-week-old Siberian tiger cub in Kent has been named Zaria, after the charity that owns Port Lympne Wild Animal Park asked the public for suggestions.

The name, which means ‘sunrise’ in Russian, was proposed by 13-year-old Amy Balabil from Lympne, Kent.

It is estimated that only 500 Siberian tigers remain in the wild owing to poaching and loss of habitat. They are the largest cats in the world.

The Aspinall Foundation, which owns the park, runs a captive breeding programme that aims to increase the population of endangered species before releasing them into the wild. It now has nine tiger clubs at its two parks.

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