Amur tiger, Vasili


Welcome, ‘Vasili’

November 21, 2023 | 1 minute read

We’re grrr-inning with excitement to announce the arrival of a new set of stripes. On November 19, 11-year-old male Amur tiger, ‘Vasili’ arrived safely in Calgary – a testament to the hard work done by his care team at the Toronto Zoo to prepare him for the journey.

Though he came to us from Toronto, this is actually a homecoming! Vasili was born here in 2012 and is the brother of our current male, ‘Samkha’.

Vasili will spend at least 30 days in quarantine before being introduced to the tiger habitat where Samkha and female tiger, ‘Sarma’, reside. Though you won’t be able to view him for some time, join us in wishing Vasili a warm welcome back to the zoo family!

Photo courtesy of the Toronto Zoo.