Taymor is the new male Sumatran Tiger! Today was his third day out in the yard and luckily I got to see him! When I first saw him, I was the only one there, so I said softly, "Hi Taymor" and he looked at me and came out further :) He is gorgeous!
"You Want To See Me?"
"Here I am!"
Thank you Taymor, you are a sweet boy :)
I didn't want to leave and not meet you today :)
Taymor was transfered to SFZoo from Jackson Zoo in Mississippi on a breeding recommendation with Leanne (given name Skylar). He was born at the Sacramento Zoo November of 2006 but moved to the Jackson Zoo in 2008 along with his brothers, Emerson and Kipling. At five years old they are of breeding age and are now all paired up with girlfriends. Although, I have mixed feelings about the Zoo being allowed to breed any animals (especially in the Carnivore Department), I am very happy to finally meet Taymor. He is going to be a wonderful Cat to know :)
Unfortunately rumor has it they have already disrespected poor Taymor and changed his name to Larry. So, if you go looking for Taymor you will surely be told his name is Larry :( and they are most likely forcing him to respond by a name other than the one he's had his whole life. :(