A tiger, named CJ, was introduced to a 2-year-old female friend named Indah at the Los Angeles Zoo.Now zookeepers hope the CJ grows smitten with his new younger companion.
The zoo introduced the pair with the intention they would mate because their species, the Sumatran tiger, is endangered.
The zoo says the pair is still too young, but could be ready in a year or two should they continue the relationship.Zoo officials believe they are “in the getting to know you” stage of their relationship.
The Sumatran tiger is a rare tiger subspecies that inhabits the Indonesian island of Sumatra. It has been listed as Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red List in 2008 as the population was estimated at 441 to 679 individuals,