Sumatran tiger cubs born in Dublin Zoo
Visitors are being captivated by the antics of two of Dublin Zoo’s latest arrivals – a pair of beautiful 8 week old Sumatran tiger cubs.
The yet unnamed cubs are a most precious edition to Dublin Zoo as the Sumatran Tiger is a critically endangered species – only a few hundred of these magnificent creatures survive in the wild. The birth occurred in the early hours of 29th May to mother Sigra.The male cub weighed in at 1 kg at birth and the female .85 kg.
Mother Sigra is showing her usual maternal instinct, already proven with her previous cubs which are now also part of the global breeding programme. What is more surprising though is the way that stunning dad Kepala, who arrived in Dublin from Chester Zoo in February, has taken to his offspring. Says keeper Anita Langstone: “He is watchful and caring, affectionate and very protective towards them.”