A ten year old Amur tiger named Ussuri from the Lake Superior Zoo has been selected to be part of a breeding program in Nebraska.

This type of tiger can be found mainly in Russia and the breed has dwindled dramatically with only 133 of them left in the United States. Ussuri will be teamed up with a female tiger in hopes that they will mate, and the females sister will then be traded to the Lake Superior Zoo, so they will still have the Amur tiger exhibit.

The exchange is expected to happen within the next couple of weeks, and hopefully some beautiful baby Amur tigers will happen in the future.