Sacramento Zoo Welcomes Newborn Sumatran Tiger

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Photo of the cub (Courtesy the Sacramento Zoo)

SACRAMENTO–

Bahagia – one the Sacramento Zoo’s Sumtaran Tigers – gave birth to a cub last Sunday, the zoo announced Monday.

Don’t go looking for the cub, though, as the boy and his mother will be kept off-exhibit for the time being.

As long as things go well, and the baby gets stronger, the two should go on exhibit by late May or June.

The baby’s father, Castro, was diagnosed with lymphoma back in February. However, he and Bahagia have been able to conceive a total of five offspring now.

Sumatran Tigers are only found in Sumatra, with the population believed to be around 500. About 200 others live in zoos around the world. The big cat is considered critically endangered, according to the IUCN Red List.

You can follow the cub’s progress at www.saczooblog.com.

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