By Damon Mitchell • 28 April 2020 • 11:30
Firm and self-assured: Longest-living in the European Conservation Programme
Credit: Bioparc Fuengirola
BIOPARC Fuengirola sadly said goodbye this week to Asmara, a tigress of the Sumatra subspecies who has lived in the Malaga park since it was inaugurated in mid-2001. Although June 20 was her birthday, Asmara, at 19, was already the longest-living tigress in the European Conservation Programme and the third longest-running in the Sumatra International Tiger Conservation Programme.
Throughout her life, Asmara has enjoyed good health. In addition to being in an affable environment and being cared for by professionals whose sole mission has been to ensure their well-being, Asmara has had several young and lived with different males.
According to the veterinarian, Jesús Recuero, “Asmara has shown us what a tigress’s character is like: firm and self-assured in front of her fellow tigers, at the same time that she was relaxed and confident in the presence of her usual caregivers.”
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