Rare Tiger Travels to South Africa

By: Fox News edited by Marguerite Jordan Email
By: Fox News edited by Marguerite Jordan Email

April 23

Chinese officials are sending a rare tiger to South Africa as part of a breeding program.

The un-named South China tiger --named number 327---is the fifth one they've sent to the African nation as part of the program.

It is being looked at as a last ditch attempt at stopping the animal from becoming extinct.

The breeding program was started a few years ago by the charity organization "Save China's Tigers" to rehabilitate captive tigers and reintroduce them to the wild.

Initially officials sent two pairs of male and female tigers over to South Africa. "Hope" and "Cathay" were the first male female pair to be sent followed by "Tiger Woods" and "Madonna".

Sadly Hope passed away and the habitat needed another male to continue the breeding process.

China is currently working on a better habitat to house the rare animals and hope to be able to bring some of the tigers bred from the project home soon.

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