It was a bittersweet day at the Cameron Park Zoo.
The first two tigers, ever to be born there, will soon be leaving for their new home in Fort. Wayne, Indiana.
Chris and Jena Kirk make it out to Cameron Park Zoo just about every Saturday.
"It's just the perfect size zoo and they have a lot of really neat exhibits," said Jena Kirk.
And one of their favorite exhibits are the tigers.
"They're just really fun to watch cause they're really playful. So we usually try to make it to this exhibit whenever we come to the zoo," said Chris Kirk.
But this zoo trip is a special one.
Bugara and Indah are brother and sister cubs born here at the zoo back in August 2011.
And now the two will be making a trip across country to their new home.
"These guys are going to Fort Wayne Children's Zoo in Fort Wayne, Indiana," said Curator for Programs and Exhibits Terri Cox.
Being the first cubs ever born at the zoo, these guys have a special place in the hearts of many of these people.
But that's not the only special thing about these Sumatran tigers.
"They're really an important species to breed and to raise awareness about because these tigers in the wild are being devastated by palm oil plantations," said Cox.
Because so many people have killed tigers over the years, today there's only one tiger for every 25 that lived back in the 1850s.
Which makes protecting these siblings so much more important.
"Just seeing them week after week it's kind of sad to see them go, but we're excited to cause we know they're going to a good zoo," said Jena Kirk.
for Jena and Chris they said their final goodbyes to Bugara and Indah's but they find peace knowing the zoo still has other tigers for them to enjoy.