Friday, July 27, 2012

Tiger Cubs!

I am sooooooooooo excited to finally be able to announce that we have 4 tiger cubs at the zoo!  They were born June 24th, so are just a month old.  First-time big cat moms are notorious for being bad mothers so we wanted to make sure everything was fine before a public announcement was made.  Fortunately, Kyra has been an excellent mom and the cubs appear to be doing well.  I am extremely lucky and get to work with the tigers every day.  I've watched the cubs go from blind and completely helpless, to opening their eyes at 2 weeks old, to scooting around on their bellies, to now starting to push up and actually walk on their legs.  It's been a very exciting month.  It will probably be several more weeks before the cubs are steady and sturdy enough to go outside on exhibit. 

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