14 Sep '11, 12am

Three Rare Sumatran Tiger Cubs Born (Video) | Care2 Causes

A rare Sumatran tiger gave birth on Monday to three healthy cubs at Medan Zoo on the Indonesian island of Sumatra. The government is calling the birth a breakthrough in the effort to save this critically endangered species. “Their genders have not been determined because they are still under their mother’s supervision,” said Dr. Sucitrawan, the zoo’s head veterinarian in a quote in the Jakarta Post. “Generally speaking, the condition of those cubs is heartening. They are agile and healthy.” Monday’s birth was exceptionally happy because Sumatran tiger’s rarely give birth to triplets. Their coming into the world brings the total number of Sumatran tigers in the care of the zoo to eight. The birth is being hailed as a major achievement to maintain the tiger’s population. It is estimated that there are 150-400 of the species living in the wild, worldwide. The animals are thre...

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