Roarsome! Adorable images of two critically endangered tiger cubs born at zoo
THESE roarsome images show two critically endangered tiger cubs born at a zoo.
The adorable cubs mum gave birth at the end of last month at Jacksonville Zoo in Florida.
Both are male and mark the zoo’s second Sumatran tiger births in its 102-year history.
There are currently less than 400 Sumatran tigers in the wild and they are the second litter for mum Dorcas and dad Berani.
The cubs will not be on exhibit for several months as they still require a series of health examinations and vaccinations.
Dan Dembiec, Supervisor of Mammals, said: “One of the biggest pleasures as the Zoo’s tiger-management program evolves, is watching the effect that it has on the wellness of our animals.
said. “Dorcas started out as a skittish and shy tigress, but she is now a confident and skilled mother.
“She is a natural at providing her cubs with the necessary care to help them develop, and this is reflective of the care that she has received from the staff at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens.”