Meet the Sumatran Tigers

The Louisville Zoo’s is home to two different species of tigers: the Amur tigers in Tiger Taiga and the Sumatran tigers in the Islands.

Sumatran Tigers

Kami

Kami Sambal, or Kami for short, is a male Sumatran tiger, born in 2008.  He is on rotation in the Islands along with Leela and Jingga. Kami joined the Louisville Zoo in 2023 from the Oklahoma City Zoo.

Jingga

Jingga arrived at the Louisville Zoo in 2022 from Topeka Zoo in Kansas. Jingga was born in 2011.  She is on rotation in the Islands with Leela and Kami. How can you tell them apart? According to her keepers, Jingga loves to swim in the water, so if you see a tiger in the streams, it’s probably Jingga!

Leela

Leela is a female Sumatran tiger on rotation in the Islands with Leela and Kami. She was born on April 17, 2004.