Sumatran tiger gives birth to three cubs at Sydney’s Taronga Zoo

Sumatran tiger gives birth to three cubs at Sydney’s Taronga Zoo

Sumatran tiger gives birth to three cubs at Sydney’s Taronga Zoo

Written by Reuters

07 Feb, 2019 | 3:45 pm

Reuters-A rare Sumatran tiger named Kartika has become a mother for the first time, giving birth to two female and one male cub on January 17 at Sydney’s Taronga Zoo.

The zoo publicly announced the birth on Wednesday (February 6), claiming an “incredible success” for the rare species with only 350 individuals remaining on the Indonesian Island of Sumatra.

Clarence, the father of the cubs was introduced to Kartika late in 2018 to see if the two giant cats were compatible. It didn’t take long for the two to become a ‘purr-fect’ match.

The cubs who are yet to be named are expected to go on display in March, Taronga Zoo said in a statement.

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