Welcome, C.J.!

We’re excited to welcome a male tiger named Castro Jr., a.k.a. C.J. This almost 2-year-old, 250 pound feline comes from the Sacramento Zoo.

β€œC.J. is an incredibly well-natured and energetic tiger,” said Stephanie Zielinski, Animal Keeper for the Los Angeles Zoo. β€œHe has very distinct gold eyes, and he loves to swim in the different pools in his habitat. We are excited to have a potential breeding male here at the Zoo because the Sumatran tiger is one of the most endangered subspecies of tiger in the world. There are less than 400 left in the wild.”

Learn more about the rare, endangered Sumatran tiger.