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New Male Sumatran Tiger Cub Named

New Male Sumatran Tiger Cub Named The 'D' name chosen by our rangers is Dash! Suggested several times, the winning entry was submitted by Nick Sharp, who has won a Conservation Annual Pass to Fota Wildlife Park. Nick's daughters Dorothy and Heidi came up with the name. Sumatran tigers first arrived at Fota Wildlife Park in 2014 as part of the European Endangered Species programme (EEP). Mother Dourga originally came from Le Parc des Félins in France and father Denar from Warsaw City Zoo in Poland and their first cub, Dharma, now lives at Edinburgh Zoo where it is hoped that she will become an integral part of their breeding programme. The other Sumatran tigers at Fota include; Batak, a five-year-old male that came in 2015 from Zoo Parc de Beauval in France and Mayang, a seven-year-old female who was born at Doué La Fontaine Zoo in France.