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Akron Zoo welcomes new tiger resident

The tiger moved to Akron from San Diego Zoo Safari Park.
Credit: Facebook

AKRON, Ohio — The Akron Zoo is celebrating a new resident!

The facility announced in a Facebook post that they have welcomed a new tiger to their exhibit.

According to the post, Diburu (pronounced dee-ber-oo) is a four-year-old female Sumatran tiger who comes from the San Diego Zoo Safari Park in Southern California. The zoo says she's a bit of a diva!

Diburu is a big fan of baths, goat's milk, bloodsicles and new smells - especially mint. "She likes to have your respect, and once she has it, she can be a sweetheart," the Facebook post reads.

Diburu will take residency in the new Lehner Family Foundation Wild Asia area of the zoo, along with male tiger, Eko. Both Diburu and Eko will have their own habitat, as tigers are notoriously solitary animals. The tigers will make their public debut when the Wild Asia exhibit opens in spring 2021.

Updates including photos and videos can be found on the zoo's Facebook and Instagram accounts until the exhibit opens.