Tiger Swap: Lufkin Zoo gets big cat from Houston

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - There's a new lady tiger in town and her name is "Hana."  The 225-pound Hana is the newest arrival at Ellen Trout Zoo thanks to the Houston Zoo as part of the Species Survival Plan, which is a breeding program for rare animals.

The female Malayan tiger is 11 years old.  Charlotte Henley, Dir. Educational Services said plans are for "Hana" to mate with their 6-year old male tiger, "Baram."  She said even at 225-pounds, "Hana" is small in comparison to "Baram."

"Hana" was trucked Tuesday from the Houston Zoo.  She will be quarantined for 30 days before she goes on exhibit.

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