Sumatran Tiger Cub

by Patchen on September 14, 2012

“Jaya, an endangered Sumatran tiger at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, gave birth to a three-pound male cub on August 22.

Zoological staff separated the cub from his mother a few days after birth because he wasn’t getting enough milk, was dehydrated and his temperature was low. He’s now thriving and visitors have the chance to see him on exhibit this weekend!

The cub’s parents, Jaya and Malosi, are both in the rotation of tigers placed on exhibit each day in the zoo’s Asian Forest Sanctuary.

All are critically endangered Sumatran tigers, and births in zoos are extremely rare. They are native to the island of Sumatra; an estimated 300 Sumatran tigers remain in the wild.”

This slice of cute is brought to us from: Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium

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