via Smithsonian’s National Zoo
From the National Zoo yesterday:
“The Smithsonian’s National Zoo is transporting its 9-week-old male Sumatran tiger cub to the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, where he will live and thrive with another young male tiger cub. Southwest Airlines is providing the transportation for Zoo staff and the cub on the non-stop flight, which departed at 8:25 a.m. EDT from Baltimore-Washington International Airport in Maryland. The Zoo will be sharing moments of the cub’s journey to San Diego on Instagram (@SmithsonianZoo) using “#TigerStory.” The San Diego Zoo Safari Park received a male tiger cub (genetic lineage unknown) Aug. 23 from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers found the cub while inspecting a vehicle that was entering the United States from Mexico. Due to legal restrictions, that cub is not permitted to leave California.
Since Aug. 2, the Zoo’s Great Cats team had been …