Sumatran tiger born at Seattle zoo

Friday, December 15, 2006

A baby Sumatran tiger cub, born early Tuesday morning, is the newest arrival at Woodland Park Zoo.

The zoo is giving the mom and baby some privacy, observing the new cub by closed-circuit monitor, so the gender of the new arrival isn’t yet known.

It is the fifth cub for 14-year-old mother JoJo and 13-year-old father Rakata. The pair already produced two female and two male cubs.

The cub will remain off public view for at least three or four months. The Sumatran is especially rare, with only about 400 believed to exist in the wild.

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