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New Amur tiger arrives at Lake Superior Zoo

It follows the death of 15-year-old Lana in November.
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Lake Superior Zoo last week welcomed a spectacular new addition to its family: an Amur tiger called Taj.

Taj, who is 6 years old, takes up residence at the zoo in Duluth after arriving on Jan. 7.

It comes two months after the death of the zoo's long-time resident Amur tiger, Lana, who had to be euthanized at the age of 15 due to ill health.

Taj comes to the Lake Superior Zoo from the Potawatomi Zoo in South Bend, Indiana, having being born at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in Ohio.

Unlike Lana, who was human-reared, Taj is a parent-reared tiger, and as such it will take her a little longer to get acclimated to being before humans.

At the moment she is being held on the upper balcony of her enclosure until such a time she's ready to be seen through the lower-level observation glass, per the Duluth News Tribune.

The zoo notes that Amur tigers remain an endangered species, threatened by hunting and forest destruction in the Russian far east and China.

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