Tigers at Cat Tales celebrate first birthday - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Tigers at Cat Tales celebrate first birthday

Posted:
SPOKANE, Wash. - Zoo keepers at Cat Tales have four reasons to be thankful this week: Tuga, Koshka, Malenky and Sestra. The four Siberian tiger cubs were born one year ago at the zoological park in North Spokane.

Zoo keepers estimate there are fewer than 400 Siberian tigers in the wild.

The four cubs have gained more than 200 pounds since their birth on November 24, 2007. The boys weigh about 250 pounds, and the girls weigh about 200 pounds, according to Debbie Wyche, a zookeeper at the park.

Park owners are planning a party to celebrate the birthday: They're offering free admission to kids under 12 years of age this Sunday, November 30th. The park will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with special party activities for the Siberian cubs at 1 p.m.

Only 3 of the cubs will be on display this weekend-Tuga, a 250 pound male, recently broke his leg while roughhousing with his brother, Koshka.

Tuga is being held in a separate holding pen while his leg heals. Veterinarians wrapped his hind leg in a cast covered by duct tape. Tuga's leg is expected to take 4-6 weeks to heal.

 

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • BACK TO SCHOOL: See where your school ranks in performance

    BACK TO SCHOOL: See where your school ranks in performance

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 10:53 PM EDT2014-08-28 02:53:53 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Two schools in the Spokane area received top rankings based on a new assessment, according to the Washington Policy Center. Using assessments based on a study by the Washington State Board of Education, the Washington Policy Center ranked schools on an "A to F-" scale, with 14 percent of schools in in and around Spokane finishing with A's or B's.>>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Two schools in the Spokane area received top rankings based on a new assessment, according to the Washington Policy Center. Using assessments based on a study by the Washington State Board of Education, the Washington Policy Center ranked schools on an "A to F-" scale, with 14 percent of schools in in and around Spokane finishing with A's or B's.>>
  • Throwback Thursday! Look At 'Sunshine Shelly' Through The Years!

    Throwback Thursday! Look At 'Sunshine Shelly' Through The Years!

    Thursday, March 20 2014 1:04 PM EDT2014-03-20 17:04:11 GMT
    KHQ.COM - It's throwback Thursday! Here is a slideshow we would like to share of Shelly Monahan through the years! For those of you who have been in Spokane for many years, and saw her through her "Sunshine Shelly" days, you will probably remember the Shelly from back in those days. Enjoy!>>
    KHQ.COM - It's throwback Thursday! Here is a slideshow we would like to share of Shelly Monahan through the years! For those of you who have been in Spokane for many years, and saw her through her "Sunshine Shelly" days, you will probably remember the Shelly from back in those days. Enjoy!>>
  • PHOTOS: National Dog Day!

    PHOTOS: National Dog Day!

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 2:02 PM EDT2014-08-27 18:02:10 GMT
    KHQ.COM - Tuesday, August 26th is when we celebrate man's best friend! It's National Dog Day! National Dog Day was created back in 2004, and it gives us a chance to stop and appreciate those who offer us their unconditional love, support, and acceptance: our pups! INSIDE>>>|Submit photos of YOUR dog!|>>
    KHQ.COM - Tuesday, August 26th is when we celebrate man's best friend! It's National Dog Day! National Dog Day was created back in 2004, and it gives us a chance to stop and appreciate those who offer us their unconditional love, support, and acceptance: our pups! INSIDE>>>|Submit photos of YOUR dog!|>>