Akron Zoo Welcomes Back Sumatran Tiger

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Akron Zoo tiger Kami. Credit: Akron Zoo

AKRON, Ohio – The Akron Zoo is preparing to say goodbye to one tiger and is welcoming back a familiar face.

Berani, the zoo’s current Sumatran tiger, is headed to the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens in Florida. Kami, who was previously at the Akron Zoo in 2009, has returned and is now on exhibit.

Kami was at the zoo for three years before leaving. She is now back on exhibit daily.

Berani was born at the National Zoo in Washington D.C. in September of 2001, and came to Akron in January of 2012. Berani is being sent to the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens for breeding. He will be paired up with Lucy, a two-year-old female Sumatran tiger.