Sumatran Tiger Cubs Born in Dublin Zoo
On Wednesday 29th July, Dublin Zoo officially welcomed their latest arrivals of two Sumatran Tiger cubs.
The birth of these two cubs is a true testament to the successful breeding programme in place at Dublin Zoo.
The birth occurred in the early hours of 29th May to mother Sigra. Keepers were aware of the pregnancy but were not sure of her due date so were over the moon to arrive in early on the morning of the birth to find two beautiful tiger cubs nursing beneath their tired, but extremely proud mother.
The male cub weighed in at 1 kg at birth and the female .85 kg.
The family appear to be bonding very well and although it’s unusual for the mother, father and cubs to be a unit they are already displaying a natural connection. Dad, Kepala, is playing an active role and is taking his fatherly duties very seriously.
Dublin Zoo plays a significant role in the international breeding programme which is designed to ensure the survival of tigers in their natural habitat.
Visitors to Dublin Zoo will be able to see the new tiger cubs, alongside their Mother Sigra and Father Kepala from today.