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Endangered cubs take first steps at zoo

Baby Tigers take their first steps in their Flamingoland enclosure. pic Richard Ponter 142120d

Baby Tigers take their first steps in their Flamingoland enclosure. pic Richard Ponter 142120d

The first ever outing by three of the world’s rarest tigers has been captured by Malton and Pickering Mercury photographer Richard Ponter.

The Sumatran Tiger cubs – two females and a male – are the first baby tigers to be born at the zoo in over 20 years.

The youngsters, who are just nine weeks old and as yet unnamed, were born to mum Surya and dad Bawa.

They were released into their outside enclosure for the very first time on Wednesday last week.

Zoo manager Ross Snipp said: “As a zoo, it doesn’t get much better than breeding a critically endangered species. This is what we are here for.”

 

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