WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - The Palm Beach Zoo has announced it's losing its three young tigers.
Jaya, Bunga and Penari are some of the most popular attractions at the zoo. They're being moved to the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens Monday so they can be used to breed.
Right now there are less than 500 Malayan tigers left in the wild. So the Palm Beach Zoo, and Jacksonville Zoo are trying to ensure they survive -- at least in captivity.
"Although people will go, ‘oh, oh this is so sad that they're leaving,' You have to figure they're in here in captivity to help their population. They're not ours. We're just helping to sustain them in captivity," said Nancy Nill with the Palm Beach Zoo.
The tigers will be on display through the weekend. Another tiger will arrive at the zoo in a few months.