Meet Diana, Zoo Boise's New Amur Tiger 

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Zoo Boise

She's 7 years old, newly arrived in Boise, and she's already looking for love. Meet Diana, Zoo Boise's new Amur tiger.

"This is a special time for Zoo Boise and we are pleased to welcome Diana to our animal family," wrote Zoo Boise Director Gene Peacock in a press release. "She will help us continue our mission to educate the public about endangered species and the AZA's efforts to protect them."

"AZA" stands for the Association of Zoos & Aquariums, which has a Tiger Species Survival Plan. Amur tigers are endangered—World Wildlife Fund estimates that there are fewer than 540 left in the world—and Diana's transfer from Bramble Park Zoo in Watertown, South Dakota, is part of the AZA's breeding program, though Zoo Boise does not, as yet, have plans to pair her with a mate.

Diana has taken a few days to get acclimated to her new exhibit, but she will be on display to Zoo Boise visitors beginning Thursday, May 2. 
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