Rare Tiger Cubs Make Public Debut At London Zoo


1. Three of the world’s rarest tiger cubs have made their public debut at London Zoo.

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2. The seven-week-old cubs ventured out into the zoo’s Tiger Territory with their mother Melati on Wednesday.

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3. The Sumatran cubs still haven’t been named and their sex remains unknown.

ZSL London Zoo

4. Zookeeper Tracey Lee said: “We were watching the cubs on the hidden cameras in their dens, when it looked like they were about to follow Melati outside – we all rushed to the exhibit and were just thrilled to catch them playing outside for the first time.

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5. “We got a real glimpse of their different personalities, as two of the cubs confidently bounded outside while the other one hung back a little and needed a bit more encouragement from mum.

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“Melati spends 24 hours a day caring for the cubs, playing with them, feeding them and washing them and only leaves them for a few minutes at a time to eat, so they’ve given her the best Mothers’ Day treat of a few minutes peace!”

6. That’s enough play time.

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7. Come on, let’s go.

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8. There are only thought to be around 300 Sumatran tigers in the wild.

Click here for more information on the tiger breeding programme.

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