UPDATE: Topeka Zoo's Tiger Cubs Have Mom by the Tail
June 28, 2014
Topeka Zoo’s trio of Sumatran Tiger cubs, born on May 4, are becoming more active by the day! Their favorite toy? Mom’s tail!
Photo Credit: Topeka Zoo
ZooBorns introduced the cubs in May when they were just over a week old. The three female cubs soon outgrew their baby scale, and now wrestle and play at every opportunity to hone their survival skills. Though not yet as fierce as an adult Tiger, the cubs do their best to attack broom handles, rubber boots, and of course, each other, as seen in the videos.
Mom Jingga continues to be an excellent mother for her cubs. These female cubs are valuable to the zoo-managed population of this Critically Endangered species. Fewer than 500 Sumatran Tigers remain in the wild in Indonesia.
See more videos of the cubs below.