BINGHAMTON (WBNG) -- For Throwback Thursday this week, we're taking you back to November 1986. Our cameras were rolling the day the first tigers arrived at the Ross Park Zoo in Binghamton.
CJ, a Siberian male and Laal, a white Bengal female were at the zoo for 15 years until they were moved to a feline sanctuary in Penns Creek, Pennsylvania.
In 2012, the zoo got its second pair of tigers. Sisters Koosaka and Terney, Amur tigers, were moved to the Philadelphia Zoo and the Pittsburgh Zoo in 2015 for breeding purposes through a Species Survival Plan program.
Binghamton Zoo officials tell 12 News both sisters did become mothers to help maintain the Amur Tiger population.
There are currently no tigers at the zoo, but officials say a 20-year plan includes a modern complex for big cats.