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2 tiger cubs born at Alexandria Zoo

2 years 5 months 2 weeks ago December 11, 2014 Dec 11, 2014 Thursday, December 11 2014 December 11, 2014 2:02 PM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow

ALEXANDRIA - The Alexandria Zoo has announced the birth of two male Malayan tiger cubs.

The cubs were born Nov. 16. However, the Town Talk reports that zoo officials delayed the announcement because two previous litters didn't survive. The cubs will be on display in a special viewing room during the zoo's Holiday Light Safari event beginning Friday. They are not available for viewing during regular daytime hours.

The cubs are being hand-raised by zoo staff because their mother has not been taking care of them.

The Alexandria zoo works with other zoos around the nation in the Tiger Species Survival Program. As part of that program, the tigers eventually will be moved to another facility and paired with females for breeding.

Image: Alexandria Zoo

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