The Lost World Of Tambun (LWOT) is featuring two new tigers in conjunction with the Chinese New Year celebration of the tiger zodiac year.
The two tigers, Jewel of 13 years and Dana of 8 years, are on loan from the Sungkai Wildlife Conservation Centre.
General Manager of LWOT, Nurul Nuzairi Mohd Azahari said that it is a cooperation with the Department of Wildlife and National Parks (Perhilitan) Perak to ensure the Harimau Malaya population does not go extinct.
According to him, with the addition, there are now a total of four tigers at the theme park.
He said that the tigers are on a long-term loan without any specific duration, with the condition that they must be well taken care of according to the regulations set by Perhilitan.
“This cooperation is similar to the collaborations done by Perhilitan with the local zoos.
“Since placement, Jewel and Dana seem compatible with the two existing tigers named Jazz and Charlie at the Tiger Valley.
“LWOT has owned two tigers since 2004. In fact, we have a group of carers and veterinarians to take good care of the tigers’ welfare,” he highlighted.
He said so after the launch of the Chinese New Year Reunion celebration at LWOT yesterday.
Present was Senior Assistant Director of Perhilitan Perak, Nor Hani Abd Samat.
Nurul Nuzairi added that the cooperation between the LWOT and Perhilitan can also aid the authorities in caring for wildlife as the cost is covered by the theme park.
Meanwhile, Nor Hani Abd Samat stated that LWOT, as a hotspot for visitors, is an ideal place besides being able to raise public awareness on wildlife protection.
She said the placement of the two tigers can encourage visitors to learn about wildlife.
“Both tigers were captured in Johor before being placed at the conservation centre for care.
“We saw earlier that the two tigers are compatible with the existing ones.
“With the effort of LWOT, the two tigers are getting good food and care which also helps them to breed,” she added.