We are thrilled to welcome two new Sumatran tigers to the Kansas City Zoo. Meet the newest big cats at their exhibit on Tiger Trail!
The new tigers are four-year-old brothers that have come to us from the San Diego Safari Park. Born on March 5, 2012, Conrad and Thomas were favorites of the guests and Zookeepers at their former Zoo and have been impressing Kansas City Zookeepers as well. Conrad is very energetic and loves to explore enrichment items. Thomas enjoys training with the Zookeepers and has a confident personality. Both tigers have a calm demeanor and like to explore their surroundings.
Conrad and Thomas will share the exhibit on Tiger Trail that formerly housed brothers Langka and Manis. Manis moved to the Dallas Zoo and Langka moved to the San Diego Safari Park.
Fully grown Sumatran Tigers can reach seven feet long and weigh 300 pounds. Sumatran Tigers are the smallest species of tiger and have several unique features. They have the longest whiskers of any tiger for navigating through the forest and their stripes are the closest together to help them blend in with their surroundings. They also have webbed toes to allow for fast swimming.
Stop by Tiger Trail to meet Conrad and Thomas and watch them explore their new home!