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Malayan Tiger Cubs at Busch Gardens

Malayan tiger cub at Busch Gardens

Busch Gardens Tampa welcomed three Malayan tiger cubs on March 31st. There were two males and one female, each weighing around 6 pounds.

These births were part of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums Species Survival Plan. Malayan tiger births are rare in captive breeding programs. There was only one successful birth in 2012, and this is the first Malayan tiger birth at Busch Gardens Tampa. The animal care team is monitoring the cubs and parents around the clock.

Malayan tiger cub at Busch Gardens

According to the IUCN Redlist, Malayan tigers are considered endangered in the wild. There are only 500 Malayan tigers living in their native habitat, which is the southern tip of Thailand and the Malay Peninsula. Threats include habitat fragmentation and poaching.

To learn more about the Malayan tiger cubs, see BuschGardensTampaBlog.com.

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4 thoughts on “Malayan Tiger Cubs at Busch Gardens

  1. I love owls however this tiger is pretty cute aswell!!! Why can’t people just look after the tigers???

  2. Why can’t people just see how cute tigers are!!!! and look after them :[

  3. I actually think this picture is pretty cute. I actually never saw a tiger or an baby tiger i really wish i can see one thought once i went to the zoo before and i didn’t see one soo yeaaa.. 🙂