Sumatran tiger becomes a tough stud at Indonesian zoo despite its limp

This male Sumatran tiger, called Bancah, plays an important role in the breeding of the tiger population in Kinantan zoo in Indonesia despite having a limp in his front right leg.

Footage shows Bancah roaming around his family in an enclosure in the zoo on June 6.

The Head of the Bukittinggi Tourism Office, Erwin Umar, said the presence of Bancah made Sumatran tiger population in this conservation continue to breed.

According to Erwin, Bancah was found trapped in a pig snares on 2007 in the Taratak Bancah forest in West Sumatra. At that time the condition of the feline was very worrying with his right leg entangled in a sling rope and his fangs broken.

West Sumatra Conservation and Natural Resources Officers (BKSDA) evacuated Bancah and took him to the zoo for treatment.

After Bancah recovered, he mated with five tigresses and contributed to the birth of 10 cubs.

For having fathered so many cubs, Bancah is considered an "idol" among Sumatran tigers in captivity and for Sumatran tiger activists in Indonesia.