Two new adorable white tiger cubs have arrived safe and sound in their new home at Dreamworld, transferred from Japan under the park’s partnership arrangement with Hirakawa Zoo in Kagoshima City.
The 15-week-old female cubs touched down at Brisbane Airport yesterday from Tokyo before being transferred to Dreamworld.
The blue-eyed cubs will be on display in their purpose-built quarantine approved facility at Dreamworld from this Friday until mid-March when they will be introduced to their new Tiger family.
Yet to be named, the pair will become adopted sisters to seven-month-old cub Kai and his siblings Adira and Akasha, now 11 weeks.
To accommodate the baby boom, Dreamworld next month will open ‘Tiger Cub Kindy’, a purpose-built playground currently under construction near Tiger Island with a cub-sized swimming pool and activity areas for the cubs to play safely and interact with the guests.
Gold Coast Mayor, Councillor Tom Tate, welcomed the cubs as another great reason for people to visit the Gold Coast.
“By helping to raise funds to save tigers in the wild, these cubs are a great example of how tourism can work alongside conservation to grow opportunities for our region,” he said.
“These amazing tigers are yet another way we are securing our city as a leading tourism destination.”