Rare Indochina tiger delivers five cubs, four die

ThanhNienNews.com
Last Updated: Sunday, August 27, 2006 13:18:19 Vietnam (GMT+07)

An extremely rare Indochina tiger raised in captivity in Vietnam recently delivered five cubs four of which died.

Ngo Duy Tan, director of the Thai Binh Beer Company which owns the facility housing the animals in Binh Duong province, said the surviving female cub was now a month old and weighed eight kilograms.

The tiger had delivered five other cubs in January 2005, all of which had survived and now weighed 160-180 kg, he said.

The Indochina tiger (Panthera tigris corbettiis) is in danger of extinction with less than 150 living both in the wild and in captivity in Vietnam.

Source: Tuoi Tre – Translated by Hoang Bao

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