Four rare Amur tiger cubs born at Columbus zoo
Written by By Associated Press   
Tuesday, 26 March 2013 06:17

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium says four rare Amur tiger cuts have been born at the zoo, the second-such litter in a year.

The zoo says the cubs are being cared for by their mother and the family is being monitored by an animal care team using a camera in the tigers' den.

The cubs are the second for the mother, 6-year-old Mara, and a 10-year-old male, Foli.

Two cubs born in June had to be hand-raised by staff because of concerns about the first-time mother's care and disruptions to the monitoring camera because of a power outage.

The Amur tiger, historically known as the Siberian tiger, is the largest of the big cats, with fewer than 500 believed to live in the wild in Russia.


Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

 

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