September 22, 2014
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - A rare Malayan tiger at the Fresno Zoo is expecting.
The Fresno Bee reported Saturday (http://bit.ly/1gLUbh6) that there are only about 500 Malayan tigers in the wild.
Fresno's Chaffee Zoo is one of 26 U.S. zoos to participate in an active breeding program.
Assistant curator Lyn Myers says the zoo's two tigers, Mek and Paka, bred in September.
Mek had a litter about three years ago at the San Diego Zoo.
She was moved to Fresno specifically to breed since she had already mated with Paka before.
The two animals are among six wild tigers were brought to the United States as part of a preservation project.
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