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Tiger cub ‘Joe Biden’ lands on cage

 Md. Rakibur Rahman, Chattogram daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 03:04 PM, 22 April 2021  

Tiger cub Joe Biden returned to cage

Tiger cub Joe Biden returned to cage

Living with people since birth, growing up in human affection. In fact, as the day went on, he was taking everyone as his own. But his place is not among the human race, as a result, he had to return to the cage as per the traditional rules. Talking about a tiger cub that was born on November 14 last year from tigress Jaya at Chattogram Zoo. The Zoo doctors and other staff have raised it by saving it from death and nurturing it like a human child.

At that time, tigress Jaya gave birth to three cubs together. But two of them died but fortunately one survived. The survived cub was named “Joe Biden” after the newly elected United States President, Joe Biden, in honor of a positive decision on climate change.

Zoo authorities released Joe Biden in a cage on Wednesday after he turned five months old. Hathazari UNO Ruhul Amin who is also the Member Secretary of the Board of Directors of the zoo and Shahadat Hossain Shuvo, Deputy Curator and Doctor of the zoo were present at the occasion.

The cub was nurturing like a human child

“Two of the three cubs died due to lack of mother’s milk after birth. As a result, we separate the other from the mother,” said Deputy curator and doctor Shahadat Hossain Shuvo. “All the necessary arrangements are made for the cub starting from the toy.”

He added that milk was fed by a feeder. In the beginning, cats’ milk available in the market was fed. Later goat’s milk, mixed with other ingredients, was fed. This changes the cub’s body physically. He was put in a cage as he was five months old.

Ruhul Amin, member secretary of the board of directors of the zoo and Hathazari UNO, said that the tiger cub has been reared with utmost care like a human child. Now the baby is completely healthy.

The cub was born from tigress Jaya at Chattogram Zoo

He added that under the direction of the DC, the tiger cage has been expanded to 7,500 square feet at a cost of Tk 30 lakh. In this way, the tiger will get a good environment, the visitors will be able to see the tiger while maintaining the physical distance.

Currently, there are six tigers in Chattogram Zoo including this cub. In November 2016, 11-month-old Raj and 9-month-old Pari were brought from South Africa. One and a half years later, in July 2018, three cubs were born from them. One of them died but two survived. The two surviving tigers were named Shuvra and Jaya.