Tiger gives birth to cub at San Francisco Zoo

Tiger gives birth to cub at San Francisco Zoo

The Associated Press
Article Launched: 03/07/2008 05:26:22 PM PST

SAN FRANCISCO?The San Francisco Zoo, which lost a tiger on Christmas Day, is celebrating the arrival of a newborn tiger cub.
The cub born on Friday belongs to Leanne and George, two Sumatran tigers who are on loan to San Francisco for breeding from a zoo in San Antonio and an aquarium in Denver.

Tatiana, the female tiger who was shot by police after she killed a teenager and attacked his two friends on Christmas, was a Siberian tiger. Both tiger species are endangered.

For now, zoo staff are keeping their distance from Leanne and her cub and using a video camera and baby monitors to observe the pair so as not to interrupt their bonding. The zoo’s chief veterinarian, Jacqueline Jencek, says the cub was seen nursing and that mom appeared to be “very attentive and gentle.”

The cub’s birth marks the first time since 1956 that a Sumatran tiger has been born at the San Francisco Zoo.



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