Two Amur Tigers Born At Woburn Safari Park

Posted on October 21, 2015, 1:39 pm
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These pictures have just been released of mom tigress Minerva and her two adorable Amur tiger cubs born on September 17th at Woburn Safari Park.  Woburn Safari Park have one of the most important breeding programs in the Europe and this birth is great news not just for the park but also for the survival of the entire species. Amur Tigers (Panthera tigris  altaica) are largest of tiger subspecies, they are also one of the most endangered big cats with only 540 left in the wild, of which 100 are cubs.

First-time mom Minerva is said to be doing very well and giving her cubs everything they need. Both cubs have not yet been sexed but the keepers are keeping an eye on their weight and they are gaining pounds every day. 

 

Minerva

 

Mom Minerva has been moved to the Tiger House where she can raise her cubs with very little distraction. When the cubs are 3 to 4 months old they will be transferred back to the main tiger enclosure and only then will the public be able to see then. 

[Copyright: Woburn Safari Park]

 

 

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