Philadelphia Zoo gets 5th Amur tiger

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Grom is the Philadelphia Zoo's newest Amur tiger.

The Philadelphia Zoo's big cats exhibit has a new addition.

The zoo on Friday welcomed Grom, a 7-year-old male Amur tiger, to its tiger family.

Grom, who comes to Philadelphia from the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado Springs, Colo., is the zoo's fifth Amur tiger (also known as Siberian tigers).

The 300-pound male will be in the zoo's First Niagara Big Cat Falls exhibit only in the mornings as he adjusts to his new home. For now, the public can see him there before noon each day.

Grom will turn 8 on May 11. He joins Changbai and Koosaka, sisters who were born at the Philadelphia Zoo in May 2007, and brothers Dimitri and Wiz, who were born at the Columbus Zoo in June 2012 and came to Philadelphia in January 2014.

Like the other tigers, Grom will eat a specially formulated meat diet that includes shank beef bone, long bone and liver, the zoo said.