Siberian tigers, Serge, 11, left, and Dmitri, 11, sit on
rocks at the Little
Rock Zoo, Monday, 1/2/06, in Little Rock, Ark. In a
swap, the Little Rock
Zoo is sending the Siberian tigers to the Minnesota Zoo,
with the first
leaving Tuesday, because the steamy Arkansas summers have been
uncomfortable for the breed. Serge will be the first tiger moved to
and Dmitri should follow in the next few months, zoo officials said.
The Little Rock Zoo is to receive a pair of Indo-Chinese tigers from the
Doorly Zoo in Omaha, Neb., in exchange for Siberian brothers
Serge and Dmitri,
who have lived in Arkansas since 1996.
(AP Photo/Mike Wintroath)