- Associated Press - Sunday, December 25, 2016

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - The Brandywine Zoo’s Siberian tiger is preparing to move to the Bronx Zoo.

The News-Journal reports (https://delonline.us/2i7V1yh ) that Zhanna, an eight-year-old Amur tiger that is one of about 500 Siberian tigers worldwide, will be transferred to the zoo in New York in January. There, she’ll live in the Bronx Zoo’s Tiger Mountain exhibit complete with grasslands, trees and a multi-level habitat. Once in her new home Zhanna, who is considered to be an ideal candidate for breeding, will be matched with a male tiger.

Zhanna came to the Wilmington zoo in 2011 after leaving her mother and siblings at a zoo in St. Louis, Missouri. Zoo officials say there are no firm plans to bring another tiger in to take her place.

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