Point Defiance Zoo tiger cub Berani and his foster brother Dumai reunited at the zoo this morning, the first time the two have seen each other since Berani s critical illness last week.
Six-month-old Berani became lethargic last week and stopped eating. He received emergency surgery and around-the-clock intensive care for four days. His condition has improved and he was released from the zoo s Animal Health Care clinic a week ago.
He was on life support. He was a pretty sick little guy, said Dr. Karen Wolf, the zoo s head veterinarian. His recovery is truly amazing.
Zoo veterinarians say they are still investigating cause of Berani s illness.
Both Berani and Dumai are members of endangered species. They ve been hand-reared together since October and are learning tiger behaviors from each other.