MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A Sumatran tiger cub at Zoo Miami acquired a medical examination on Friday.
N’dari, a 10-month previous Sumatran tiger cub, was immobilized so the Animal Well being group might give her an intensive examination whereas additionally getting a more in-depth take a look at some small areas of hair loss.
The medical specialists carried out a collection of assessments that can hopefully result in extra details about the hair loss and minor pores and skin lesions which may be related to allergic reactions or different pores and skin ailments.
N’dari’s examination additionally together with a collection of radiographs, blood assortment, an ultrasound and basic eye and dental exams.
Weighing in at simply over 81 kilos, N’dari, wanting the minor pores and skin points and a few dental anomalies, seemed to be in usually good well being. Nonetheless, outcomes from a number of assessments administered on Friday will present the group with extra definitive and detailed info from which they will make extra correct conclusions, in keeping with Zoo Miami Communications Director Ron Magill.
N’dari has since recovered properly from the procedures and is again at her holding space the place she’s going to stay together with her mom Leeloo and is scheduled to be again on her habitat this weekend. Sumatran tigers are uncommon and critically endangered.
There are believed to be lower than 500 Sumatran tigers left within the wild the place they’re present in forested areas on the island of Sumatra in Indonesia. Their largest threats are poaching and habitat loss to palm oil plantations. They’re the smallest subspecies of tigers with males reaching as much as 300 lbs. and females nearer to 200 lbs.
There are solely 72 Sumatran tigers dwelling in U.S. zoos.