Tiger profile: Jae Jae
Find out all about the male resident of ZSL London Zoo's brand new exhibit Tiger Territory.
Jae Jae is a handsome male Sumatran tiger with a unique and eye-catching ruff of fur.
Born in San Francisco Zoo, Jae Jae moved to Akron Zoo, Ohio with his brothers Kami Sambol, and Burung when they were all a year old.
In autumn 2012, Jae Jae went the distance for love, travelling to his new home in ZSL London Zoo to meet female tiger Melati as part of the global breeding programme for this critically endangered species.
After successful introductions by zookeepers it's clear Jae Jae and feisty Australian Melati are a good match and the relaxed Romeo seems quite smitten with the new lady in his life.
Jae Jae loves trying out new things and is always up for an adventure – be that bravely checking out a new paddock or getting to grips with a new toy. Quickly capturing the hearts of his keepers, Jae Jae is a fast learner and friendly to all he meets.
Unable to keep his feelings under-wraps, Jae Jae is an open book when it comes to emotions – and he has fallen head-over-paws in lust with his new room-mate. Jae Jae can’t help but vocalise his feelings for Melati whenever she appears, loudly chuffing and purring in her direction. One of his favourite games is to hide behind a tree and jump out on an un-suspecting Melati!
Jae Jae loves showing off his climbing skills on the five metre tall feeding pole – and he loves it even more when there’s a tasty treat at the top.
Adopt Jae Jae
Support tigers by adoption Jae Jae for yourself or as a gift! Includes an e-ticket to the Zoo.
Tiger Territory is now open to the public.
Sumatran tiger (Panthera tigris sumatrae)
San Francisco Zoo, California, USA
Akron Zoo, Ohio, USA