Amur tiger, Samkha, departed for another zoo


Bon Voyage, ‘Samkha’

January 30, 2024 | 1 minute read

Goodbye Calgary, hello new adventures! ‘Samkha’, our 11-year-old male Amur tiger, will soon be on the move to a new home. He will be departing during the week of February 4, so plan to stop by to wish him well on his travels!

While we will miss Samkha, we are excited to welcome back a returning face to the tiger habitat! Samkha’s brother, 11-year-old ‘Vasili’, joined us late last year.

Transfers like these between accredited zoos, while sometimes bittersweet, are a critical part of maintaining healthy and diverse Amur tiger populations in human care. Amur tigers are listed as Endangered by the IUCN Red List, and we’re thrilled to partner with our peers to ensure that this species can continue to thrive. As ambassadors for their species, they play an important role in helping to build connections, create awareness and inspire action to help make a difference for wildlife.