Last Updated: Saturday, September 9, 2006 13:22:07 Vietnam (GMT+07)
Of 23 tiger cubs born in captivity at a facility owned by Vietnam’s Thai Binh Duong beer company 13 have survived and are doing well, the company announced.
After acquiring three male and two female Indochina tigers in 2000, the company successfully bred two more female tigers. Since 2004 the females delivered four litters comprising the 23 cubs.
These cubs are set to be issued birth certificates by the Binh Duong Forest Department.
The company said it planned to seek permission to work with zoos to increase the tiger number to 100.
The Indochina tiger (Panthera tigris corbettiis) is endangered with Vietnam having less than 150 living both in the wild and in captivity.
Source: Sai Gon Giai Phong – Translated by Tuong Nhi