Saturday, 15 March 2014

Tiger Mom Welcomes Cubs in London

By Megan Gannon, News Editor | March 13, 2014 05:49pm ET

Tiger mom Melati cleans her newborns.
Credit: ZSL London Zoo

Three baby Sumatran tiger cubs were recently born at the London Zoo.

After a pregnancy that lasted 106 days, the 5-year-old Sumatran tigress Melati gave birth to three cubs in her den on Feb. 3. Since then, keepers say they've been watching the family by a remote camera.

"While we still don't know whether they're boys or girls, we're starting to see their personalities develop," zookeeper Teague Stubbington said in a statement. "We've nicknamed one Trouble, as it's much bolder than the others — it was the first to start exploring its den and we’ve spotted it waking up its siblings when they fall asleep!"

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