14 Sep '11, 5am

Wow... congrats! 3 Sumatran tiger cubs born in Medan Zoo

Wow... congrats! 3 Sumatran tiger cubs born in Medan Zoo

A Sumatran tiger gave birth to three cubs at Medan Zoo in North Sumatra on Monday, in what could be a breakthrough in the government's efforts to preserve the critically endangered species. -- PHOTO: ASIA NEWS NETWORK (THE JAKARTA POST/ASIA NEWS NETWORK ) - A Sumatran tiger gave birth to three cubs at Medan Zoo in North Sumatra on Monday, in what could be a breakthrough in the government's efforts to preserve the critically endangered species. 'Their genders have not been determined because they are still under their mother's supervision,' said Mr Sucitrawan, the zoo's head of animal health, as quoted by detik.com. 'We will check on them later when they have grown a little bigger.' Mr Sucitrawan said that there were very few Sumatran tigers left in the wild, and that the births could be deemed as an achievement in maintaining the tiger's population. 'Today it is estimated ...

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