Columbus Zoo Welcomes Four Amur Tiger Cubs

Two newborn Amur Tiger cubs rest comfortably in pen at Columbus Zoo
Two newborn Amur Tiger cubs rest comfortably in pen at Columbus Zoo

The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium says four rare Amur tiger cubs 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.

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