Tiger quads surprise zookeepers
The newest additions to the Aalborg Zoo family are ready to charm their way into the public’s hearts
Less than a month old, but already having what it takes to be stars of the animal kingdom, four Siberian tiger cubs were presented to the world by Aalborg Zoo in northern Jutland on Tuesday.
In the wild, tigers normally give birth to between four and five cubs at a time, but Gara, the cubs’ mother, had previously only given birth to broods of two, making the birth of the foursome something of a surprise to zookeepers.
The cubs, who are born blind and have only just opened their eyes, will remain at Aalborg Zoo together with Gara for about two years before they are transferred to another European zoo as part of an international breeding programme.
An estimated 500 Siberian tigers exist in the wild. About 10,000 tigers of all breeds are estimated to be living in captivity.
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